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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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Elgin Grade 109 Pocket Watch

Grade: 109

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 6578208
Grade: 109
Model: 1
Class: 60
Estimated Production Year: 1897
Run Quantity: 8,000
Grade/Model Run: 41 of 68
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
U.S. Patents: 77078
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  • October 7, 2019:
    Serial Number 6583373 was reported as accurate
  • August 20, 2019:
    Serial Number 6579643 was reported as accurate
  • July 17, 2019:
    Serial Number 6582603 was reported as accurate
  • June 10, 2018:
    Serial Number 6578807 was reported as accurate
  • June 10, 2018:
    Serial Number 6578807 was reported as accurate
  • March 19, 2018:
    Serial Number 6578163 was reported as accurate
  • November 13, 2016:
    Serial Number 6584218 was reported as accurate
  • August 3, 2016:
    Serial Number 6585653 was reported as accurate
  • May 9, 2016:
    Serial Number 6581590 was reported as accurate
  • April 8, 2016:
    Serial Number 6583958 was reported as accurate
  • April 8, 2016:
    Serial Number 6583958 was reported as accurate
  • March 24, 2016:
    Serial Number 6581927 was reported as accurate
  • March 5, 2016:
    Serial Number 6581927 was reported as accurate
  • December 20, 2015:
    Serial Number 6582089 was reported as accurate
  • December 19, 2015:
    Serial Number 6581998 was reported as accurate
  • June 12, 2015:
    Serial Number 6581998 was reported as accurate
  • October 3, 2013:
    Serial Number 6580075 was reported as accurate
  • May 9, 2013:
    Serial Number 6578061 was reported as accurate
  • April 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 6580544 was reported as accurate
  • January 30, 2013:
    Serial Number 6581858 was reported as accurate
  • December 19, 2012:
    Serial Number 6579528 was reported as accurate
  • October 6, 2012:
    Serial Number 6580193 was reported as accurate
  • October 6, 2012:
    Serial Number 6580193 was reported as accurate
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Elgin Grade 109 Pocket Watch