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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.
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  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: 57

G.M. Wheeler

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 67459
Grade: 57
Variation: G.M. Wheeler
Model: 1
Class: 4
Estimated Production Year: 1871
Run Quantity: 3,000
Total Production: 75,146
Size: 18s
Jewels: 11j
Movement Configuration: Either
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Slow
Regulator: Plain
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
U.S. Patents: 77078
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Verifications & Observations

65001
Verification Serial Map
68000
  • May 30, 2019:
    Serial Number 65162 was reported as accurate
  • May 24, 2019:
    Serial Number 67459 was reported as accurate
  • May 1, 2019:
    Serial Number 65162 was reported as accurate
  • March 2, 2019:
    Serial Number 65650 was reported as accurate
  • March 2, 2019:
    Serial Number 65050 was reported as accurate
  • October 25, 2018:
    Serial Number 65029 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: MAT LAFLIN
    Curator Response: Thanks for the report. If possible, please upload an image of the movement to your collection so we can take a closer look.
  • July 15, 2018:
    Serial Number 67602 was reported as accurate
  • October 27, 2017:
    Serial Number 66245 was reported as accurate
  • October 21, 2017:
    Serial Number 65127 was reported as accurate
  • September 10, 2017:
    Serial Number 67649 was reported as accurate
  • September 1, 2017:
    Serial Number 67649 was reported as accurate
  • November 1, 2015:
    Serial Number 65797 was reported as accurate
  • September 23, 2015:
    Serial Number 67165 was reported as accurate
  • December 4, 2014:
    Serial Number 66738 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • June 30, 2014:
    Serial Number 66140 was reported as accurate
  • April 15, 2014:
    Serial Number 66345 was reported as accurate
  • March 26, 2014:
    Serial Number 66136 was reported as accurate
  • September 13, 2013:
    Serial Number 66152 was reported as accurate
  • July 19, 2013:
    Serial Number 65363 was reported as accurate
  • February 13, 2013:
    Serial Number 66874 was reported as accurate
  • January 12, 2013:
    Serial Number 66717 was reported as accurate
  • January 11, 2013:
    Serial Number 66717 was reported as accurate
  • January 3, 2013:
    Serial Number 66199 was reported as accurate
  • October 26, 2012:
    Serial Number 67671 was reported as accurate
  • September 30, 2012:
    Serial Number 65113 was reported as accurate
  • August 4, 2012:
    Serial Number 65565 was reported as accurate
  • July 9, 2012:
    Serial Number 66099 was reported as accurate
  • April 23, 2012:
    Serial Number 66011 was reported as accurate
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