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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 "guts" of the watch).
  2. Never use the serial number from the case or any other part.
  3. If the serial number includes a letter, enter it along with the number when using the lookup feature.
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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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Illinois Grade 60 Pocket Watch

Grade: 60

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 1170588
Grade: 60
Model: 4
Estimated Production Year: 1893
Run Quantity: 300
Total Production: 300
Size: 18s
Jewels: 15j
Jewel Setting: Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Coarse
Regulator: Patent
Hairspring: Breguet
Standard Dial Type: Double-Sunk
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: No
Dial Feet Locations: 2.0, 21.5, 38.5
Case Screw Locations: 23.0, 52.0
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Verifications & Observations

1170501
Verification Serial Map
1170800
  • July 22, 2017:
    Serial Number 1170642 was reported as accurate
  • March 9, 2017:
    Serial Number 1170768 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: I just noticed when restoring this is a fine
    train.
  • March 8, 2017:
    Serial Number 1170768 was reported as accurate
  • July 5, 2015:
    Serial Number 1170588 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 3 to 4
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
  • April 24, 2015:
    Serial Number 1170758 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: My movement marked 1170758 has the regulator on
    the balance cock, more like a swan neck and it is
    pendant set.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 3 to 4
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
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Illinois Grade 60 Pocket Watch