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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:

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  2. Never use the serial number from the case or any other part.
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  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: 64

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 910158
Grade: 64
Model: 1
Class: 51
Estimated Production Year: 1882
Run Quantity: 5,000
Total Production: 21,000
Size: 8s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Inlay Color: None
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Plain
Hairspring: Flat
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Quality Rating:
U.S. Patents: 77078
Movement Markings: Elgin Natl. Watch Co.
Patent Pinion
Data Research: 1896 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • January 2, 2019:
    Serial Number 912648 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • August 5, 2018:
    Serial Number 911489 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • April 18, 2017:
    Serial Number 913820 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • February 10, 2017:
    Serial Number 913222 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • March 18, 2016:
    Serial Number 910872 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • March 1, 2016:
    Serial Number 912979 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • January 18, 2016:
    Serial Number 910190 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • August 31, 2015:
    Serial Number 910951 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • December 7, 2014:
    Serial Number 910971 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Looks to be an 8 not 6, thanks.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • November 22, 2014:
    Serial Number 910873 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • September 29, 2014:
    Serial Number 912186 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • September 29, 2014:
    Serial Number 912186 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • February 23, 2014:
    Serial Number 912485 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • April 6, 2013:
    Serial Number 913622 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • February 4, 2013:
    Serial Number 911791 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
  • October 29, 2012:
    Serial Number 913586 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 8
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