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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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We noticed that you entered a relatively short serial number. "7000" could possibly indicate the grade of the watch and not the serial number of your movement. Serial numbers are usually more than a few digits.

Grade: 57

G.M. Wheeler

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 7000
Grade: 57
Variation: G.M. Wheeler
Model: 1
Class: 4
Estimated Production Year: 1867
Run Quantity: 1,000
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

6001
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7000
  • July 1, 2019:
    Serial Number 6498 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • February 20, 2019:
    Serial Number 6562 was reported as accurate
  • January 6, 2019:
    Serial Number 6336 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • June 7, 2018:
    Serial Number 6749 was reported as accurate
  • February 18, 2018:
    Serial Number 6944 was reported as accurate
  • May 10, 2017:
    Serial Number 6135 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • July 5, 2016:
    Serial Number 7000 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 13j to 11j
  • March 17, 2016:
    Serial Number 6874 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 13j to 11j
  • December 4, 2015:
    Serial Number 6497 was reported as accurate
  • August 24, 2015:
    Serial Number 6518 was reported as accurate
  • February 19, 2015:
    Serial Number 6497 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • September 23, 2014:
    Serial Number 6852 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • October 1, 2013:
    Serial Number 6311 was reported as accurate
  • September 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 6540 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • July 10, 2013:
    Serial Number 6497 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • May 18, 2013:
    Serial Number 6062 was reported as accurate
  • May 13, 2013:
    Serial Number 6067 was reported as accurate
  • May 13, 2013:
    Serial Number 6067 was reported as accurate
  • May 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 6062 was reported as accurate
  • April 13, 2013:
    Serial Number 6943 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • April 10, 2013:
    Serial Number 6573 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • April 1, 2013:
    Serial Number 6131 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • March 7, 2013:
    Serial Number 6062 was reported as accurate
  • March 7, 2013:
    Serial Number 6067 was reported as accurate
  • January 30, 2013:
    Serial Number 6387 was reported as accurate
  • December 26, 2012:
    Serial Number 6540 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • September 13, 2012:
    Serial Number 6498 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • August 14, 2012:
    Serial Number 6445 was reported as accurate
  • August 3, 2012:
    Serial Number 6226 was reported as accurate
  • June 24, 2012:
    Serial Number 6011 was reported as accurate
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