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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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Grade: 64

Private Label(s) in Run: E.P. Wheeler, Paterson, NJ // K.H. Knapp // H.M. Jacobson & Sons - Philadelphia

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 1389026
Grade: 64
Model: 6
Estimated Production Year: 1897
Run Quantity: 300
Total Production: 19,530
Size: 18s
Jewels: 17j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Fast
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
Dial Feet Locations: 2.0, 21.5, 38.5
Case Screw Locations: 23.5, 51.5
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  • October 27, 2018:
    Serial Number 1388826 was reported as accurate
  • March 23, 2018:
    Serial Number 1389026 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Note: H.M. Jacobson & Sons, Philadelphia.
    Cheers. duffy l.
  • December 17, 2017:
    Serial Number 1388968 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 17 Jewels
    E.P. Wheeler
    Paterson, NJ
    Adjusted
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 17j
    Railroad Grade changed from No to Yes
  • September 18, 2013:
    Serial Number 1388824 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: k h knapp
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 17j
    Railroad Grade changed from No to Yes
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