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 Watch Parts: Grade 70


Part Factory Part Number
Screws: Arm Vibrating 885
Screws: Balance 886
Screws: Banking 890
Screws: Bridge: Winding: Long 896
Screws: Bridge: Winding: Short 897
Screws: Cam Setting 916
Screws: Cap Bridge 899
Screws: Cap Ratchet 901 Long
Screws: Cap Ratchet 902 Short
Screws: Case 903
Screws: Clutch Setting 907
Screws: Cock: Balance 908
Screws: Dial Foot 911
Screws: Index 912
Screws: Jewel: Balance: Lower 913
Screws: Jewel: Balance: Upper 913
Screws: Jewel: Center: Upper 914
Screws: Jewel: Escape: Upper 913
Screws: Jewel: Fourth: Upper 913
Screws: Jewel: Pallet: Upper 913
Screws: Jewel: Third: Upper 913
Screws: Lever: Setting 916
Screws: Main 34
Screws: Pillar 921
Screws: Potance 922
Screws: Spring: Click 910
Screws: Spring: Setting 910
Screws: Stop: Lever 913
Screws: Stud Hair Spring 934