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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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Grade: 575

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: V591050
Grade: 575
Model: 20
Estimated Production Year: 1949
Run Quantity: 10,000
Grade/Model Run: 5 of 13
Total Production: 77,000
Size: 16s
Jewels: 15j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Flat
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Plain
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 2
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Total Adjustments: 4
Railroad Grade: No
U.S. Patents: 77078
Data Research: 1927/1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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Verification Serial Map
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  • December 18, 2019:
    Serial Number V586553 was reported as accurate
  • June 8, 2019:
    Serial Number V583967 was reported as accurate
  • January 16, 2019:
    Serial Number V586405 was reported as accurate
  • January 1, 2019:
    Serial Number V586405 was reported as accurate
  • December 11, 2018:
    Serial Number V583967 was reported as accurate
  • December 9, 2018:
    Serial Number V584091 was reported as accurate
  • December 5, 2018:
    Serial Number V583967 was reported as accurate
  • March 8, 2018:
    Serial Number V585422 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Adjusted # of Positions~4
    Curator Response: Thanks for the report. "4 Adjustments" is not equivalent to "4 Positions."
  • November 30, 2016:
    Serial Number V586273 was reported as accurate
  • November 12, 2016:
    Serial Number V591050 was reported as accurate
  • October 21, 2015:
    Serial Number V586790 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 1 to 2
  • October 4, 2015:
    Serial Number V592625 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 1 to 2
  • June 5, 2015:
    Serial Number V587252 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 1 to 2
  • September 25, 2014:
    Serial Number V583611 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 1 to 2
  • December 10, 2012:
    Serial Number V588291 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 1 to 2
  • June 7, 2012:
    Serial Number V583296 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 1 to 2
  • June 7, 2012:
    Serial Number V583296 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 1 to 2
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