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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 "mechanism" of the watch).
  2. Never use the serial number from the case or any other part.
  3. Always select the correct manufacturer, which is usually stamped on the watch movement or dial.
  4. If the manufacturer is not listed on the site, you may have a "private label" watch or it may not be American-made.
  5. If the serial number includes a letter, enter it along with the number when using the lookup feature.
  6. 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.
  7. Consider uploading images of your watch by creating a collection account on the website. This is compeltely free and assists in promoting research in American horology.
  8. 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: 6

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 638352
Grade: 6
Model: 4
Class: 6
Estimated Production Year: 1880
Run Quantity: 17,000
Grade/Model Run: 2 of 7
Total Production: 193,000
Size: 18s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Slow
Regulator: Plain
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
U.S. Patents: 77078
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Verifications & Observations

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  • January 22, 2020:
    Serial Number 633815 was reported as accurate
  • September 25, 2019:
    Serial Number 648840 was reported as accurate
  • July 29, 2019:
    Serial Number 633992 was reported as accurate
  • July 29, 2019:
    Serial Number 646464 was reported as accurate
  • July 7, 2019:
    Serial Number 648181 was reported as accurate
  • April 8, 2019:
    Serial Number 633394 was reported as accurate
  • April 5, 2019:
    Serial Number 649376 was reported as accurate
  • June 8, 2018:
    Serial Number 637060 was reported as accurate
  • February 25, 2018:
    Serial Number 640765 was reported as accurate
  • February 1, 2018:
    Serial Number 645223 was reported as accurate
  • January 24, 2018:
    Serial Number 636138 was reported as accurate
  • May 7, 2017:
    Serial Number 645877 was reported as accurate
  • April 28, 2017:
    Serial Number 641564 was reported as accurate
  • January 22, 2017:
    Serial Number 637081 was reported as accurate
  • August 29, 2016:
    Serial Number 645321 was reported as accurate
  • November 22, 2015:
    Serial Number 634082 was reported as accurate
  • February 26, 2015:
    Serial Number 641768 was reported as accurate
  • February 13, 2015:
    Serial Number 634800 was reported as accurate
  • October 17, 2014:
    Serial Number 642637 was reported as accurate
  • April 28, 2014:
    Serial Number 645117 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • March 30, 2014:
    Serial Number 633646 was reported as accurate
  • January 17, 2014:
    Serial Number 647651 was reported as accurate
  • August 31, 2013:
    Serial Number 636312 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • August 6, 2013:
    Serial Number 647740 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • July 31, 2013:
    Serial Number 640468 was reported as accurate
  • July 21, 2013:
    Serial Number 644834 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • June 21, 2013:
    Serial Number 643949 was reported as accurate
  • May 20, 2013:
    Serial Number 643442 was reported as accurate
  • April 24, 2013:
    Serial Number 633027 was reported as accurate
  • April 17, 2013:
    Serial Number 647997 was reported as accurate
  • April 13, 2013:
    Serial Number 644602 was reported as accurate
  • March 18, 2013:
    Serial Number 641699 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • January 8, 2013:
    Serial Number 633687 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • January 6, 2013:
    Serial Number 641775 was reported as accurate
  • January 6, 2013:
    Serial Number 641775 was reported as accurate
  • November 28, 2012:
    Serial Number 633967 was reported as accurate
  • September 17, 2012:
    Serial Number 633238 was reported as accurate
  • September 16, 2012:
    Serial Number 638596 was reported as accurate
  • August 8, 2012:
    Serial Number 637862 was reported as accurate
  • July 6, 2012:
    Serial Number 638511 was reported as accurate
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