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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 Watch Parts: Grade 70

Wheels

Part Factory Part Number
Wheels: Center 943
Wheels: Center Complete 2157
Wheels: Escape 981 note: Two diameters of escape wheels have been made in 18, 16, and 6 sizes. The larger being known as New Style (N.S.) which will be supplied unless Old Style (O.S.) is ordered.
Wheels: Escape and Pinion 994 note: Two diameters of escape wheels have been made in 18, 16, and 6 sizes. The larger being known as New Style (N.S.) which will be supplied unless Old Style (O.S.) is ordered.
Wheels: Fourth 1008
Wheels: Fourth and Pinion 1022
Wheels: Hour 40
Wheels: Intermediate: Winding 38
Wheels: Main 113
Wheels: Minute 1055
Wheels: Ratchet 39
Wheels: Ring 37
Wheels: Third 1075
Wheels: Third and Pinion 1089