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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. "7006" 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: 55

J.T. Ryerson

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 7006
Grade: 55
Variation: J.T. Ryerson
Model: 1
Class: 5
Estimated Production Year: 1867
Run Quantity: 1,000
Grade/Model Run: 2 of 99
Total Production: 73,095
Size: 18s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Either
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Balance Type: Solid
Balance Material: Nickel
Train: Slow
Regulator: Plain
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Quality Rating:
U.S. Patents: 77078
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Verifications & Observations

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  • March 28, 2018:
    Serial Number 7006 was reported as accurate
  • January 25, 2018:
    Serial Number 7456 was reported as accurate
  • November 15, 2017:
    Serial Number 7474 was reported as accurate
  • March 29, 2017:
    Serial Number 7675 was reported as accurate
  • January 8, 2017:
    Serial Number 7902 was reported as accurate
  • January 9, 2016:
    Serial Number 7220 was reported as accurate
  • October 9, 2015:
    Serial Number 7063 was reported as accurate
  • March 10, 2015:
    Serial Number 7106 was reported as accurate
  • February 11, 2015:
    Serial Number 7081 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Movement marked 'J.T. Ryerson'
  • January 16, 2014:
    Serial Number 7316 was reported as accurate
  • October 31, 2013:
    Serial Number 7666 was reported as accurate
  • August 17, 2013:
    Serial Number 7250 was reported as accurate
  • June 20, 2013:
    Serial Number 7675 was reported as accurate
  • May 10, 2013:
    Serial Number 7840 was reported as accurate
  • February 10, 2013:
    Serial Number 7675 was reported as accurate
  • January 14, 2013:
    Serial Number 07845 was reported as accurate
  • December 26, 2012:
    Serial Number 7666 was reported as accurate
  • December 26, 2012:
    Serial Number 7666 was reported as accurate
  • December 7, 2012:
    Serial Number 7576 was reported as accurate
  • December 1, 2012:
    Serial Number 7106 was reported as accurate
  • November 9, 2012:
    Serial Number 7106 was reported as accurate
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