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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 "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 218 Pocket Watch

Grade: 218

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 8383875
Grade: 218
Model: 5
Class: 63
Estimated Production Year: 1900
Run Quantity: 8,000
Grade/Model Run: 1 of 43
Total Production: 67,800
Size: 18s
Jewels: 15j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
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
U.S. Patents: 77078, 347272
Data Research: 1904 Elgin Serial List
1915 Elgin Serial List
1927/1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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Verification Serial Map
8390000
  • December 12, 2019:
    Serial Number 8387302 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • December 12, 2019:
    Serial Number 8387302 was reported as accurate
  • October 8, 2019:
    Serial Number 8387530 was reported as accurate
  • April 4, 2019:
    Serial Number 8385725 was reported as accurate
  • December 12, 2018:
    Serial Number 8389363 was reported as accurate
  • June 4, 2018:
    Serial Number 8389144 was reported as accurate
  • September 17, 2017:
    Serial Number 8389458 was reported as accurate
  • April 30, 2017:
    Serial Number 8387285 was reported as accurate
  • November 25, 2016:
    Serial Number 8388125 was reported as accurate
  • August 9, 2016:
    Serial Number 8384260 was reported as accurate
  • June 15, 2016:
    Serial Number 8383048 was reported as accurate
  • February 13, 2015:
    Serial Number 8383628 was reported as accurate
  • May 20, 2014:
    Serial Number 8388043 was reported as accurate
  • April 30, 2014:
    Serial Number 8383839 was reported as accurate
  • November 28, 2013:
    Serial Number 8388879 was reported as accurate
  • July 9, 2013:
    Serial Number 8389793 was reported as accurate
  • July 8, 2013:
    Serial Number 8389793 was reported as accurate
  • January 31, 2013:
    Serial Number 8389668 was reported as accurate
  • December 21, 2012:
    Serial Number 8384919 was reported as accurate
  • December 14, 2012:
    Serial Number 8389568 was reported as accurate
  • November 4, 2012:
    Serial Number 8387771 was reported as accurate
  • September 18, 2012:
    Serial Number 8385657 was reported as accurate
  • August 21, 2012:
    Serial Number 8387960 was reported as accurate
  • July 25, 2012:
    Serial Number 8386503 was reported as accurate
  • July 10, 2012:
    Serial Number 8385657 was reported as accurate
  • May 21, 2012:
    Serial Number 8382368 was reported as accurate
  • April 15, 2012:
    Serial Number 8384543 was reported as accurate
  • April 9, 2012:
    Serial Number 8388141 was reported as accurate
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Elgin Grade 218 Pocket Watch