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Enter the serial number from the pocket watch movement below. Do not use the case number. Tips for looking up your watch

How to Find Info About Your Pocket Watch

The Pocket Watch Database has compiled data covering the major American pocket watch manufacturers and created an easy way to find information using the serial number on the watch movement. Here are a few tips to find information about your pocket watch:

  1. Always input the serial number from the pocket watch movement (the "guts" of the watch).
  2. Never use the serial number from the case or any other part.
  3. If the serial number includes a letter, enter it along with the number when using the lookup feature.
  4. Many pocket watch case backs screw off. Others may require a dull wide blade to pry or pop the cover. Be careful not to scratch or damage the movement.
  5. Always select the correct manufacturer, which is usually stamped on the watch movement.
  6. If the manufacturer is not listed on the site, you may have a "private label" watch or it may not be American-made.
  7. Understand that many companies did not keep accurate or complete records. As a result, information displayed on this site may have inaccuracies. This is to be expected, and we have included an option to report inaccurate information on the result pages so the database can be continually improved.
Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 109

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 6266776
Grade: 109
Model: 1
Class: 60
Estimated Production Year: 1896
Run Quantity: 10,000
Total Production: 315,000
Size: 0s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Plain
Standard Dial Type: Single-Sunk
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Quality Rating:
U.S. Patents: 77078
Data Research: c.1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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6272000
  • April 15, 2018:
    Serial Number 6266776 was reported as accurate
  • November 21, 2017:
    Serial Number 6262328 was reported as accurate
  • October 24, 2017:
    Serial Number 6267033 was reported as accurate
  • May 12, 2017:
    Serial Number 6269325 was reported as accurate
  • January 16, 2017:
    Serial Number 6262842 was reported as accurate
  • December 23, 2016:
    Serial Number 6263689 was reported as accurate
  • December 8, 2016:
    Serial Number 6270793 was reported as accurate
  • August 23, 2016:
    Serial Number 6270763 was reported as accurate
  • December 20, 2015:
    Serial Number 6267789 was reported as accurate
  • December 24, 2013:
    Serial Number 6271842 was reported as accurate
  • November 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 6268252 was reported as accurate
  • April 4, 2013:
    Serial Number 6266043 was reported as accurate
  • April 4, 2013:
    Serial Number 6264299 was reported as accurate
  • February 17, 2013:
    Serial Number 6264688 was reported as accurate
  • December 23, 2012:
    Serial Number 6266360 was reported as accurate
  • November 7, 2012:
    Serial Number 6262711 was reported as accurate
  • June 3, 2012:
    Serial Number 6265947 was reported as accurate
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