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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Grade: 208

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 8066462
Grade: 208
Model: 5
Class: 63
Estimated Production Year: 1900
Run Quantity: 5,000
Grade/Model Run: 3 of 56
Total Production: 294,000
Size: 18s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Polished Oval Steel
Hairspring: Breguet
Escapement Type: Straight-line
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Quality Rating:
U.S. Patents: 77078, 347272
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Verifications & Observations

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  • January 21, 2019:
    Serial Number 8069672 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: the size is wrong and so are the jewels, this
    should be a 21 jewel, 7 adjustments
    Curator Response: As stated near the serial lookup field, always use the serial number from the movement, not the case. After evaluating the auction images, #8069672 is stamped on the case, not the movement. This is the correct lookup page: https://pocketwatchdatabase.com/search/result/elgin/V508597
  • December 30, 2017:
    Serial Number 8069899 was reported as accurate
  • May 9, 2017:
    Serial Number 8068881 was reported as accurate
  • July 7, 2013:
    Serial Number 8069039 was reported as accurate
  • October 28, 2012:
    Serial Number 8067084 was reported as accurate
  • April 15, 2012:
    Serial Number 8066527 was reported as accurate