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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: Currier

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 18547
Grade: Currier
Model: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1874
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 21,100
Size: 18s
Jewels: 11j
Movement Configuration: Either
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Coarse
Railroad Grade: No
Dial Feet Locations: 16.5, 36.5, 53.0
Case Screw Locations: O-36.5, H-51.5
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Verifications & Observations

18001
Verification Serial Map
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  • June 1, 2019:
    Serial Number 18474 was reported as accurate
  • May 14, 2019:
    Serial Number 18481 was reported as accurate
  • May 31, 2018:
    Serial Number 18710 was reported as accurate
  • March 28, 2018:
    Serial Number 18547 was reported as accurate
  • April 18, 2016:
    Serial Number 18710 was reported as accurate
  • March 21, 2016:
    Serial Number 18454 was reported as accurate
  • March 17, 2016:
    Serial Number 18454 was reported as accurate
  • June 25, 2015:
    Serial Number 18325 was reported as accurate
  • May 8, 2014:
    Serial Number 18740 was reported as accurate
  • March 8, 2014:
    Serial Number 18325 was reported as accurate
  • March 8, 2014:
    Serial Number 18325 was reported as accurate
  • January 19, 2014:
    Serial Number 18889 was reported as accurate
  • August 13, 2013:
    Serial Number 18827 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • May 13, 2013:
    Serial Number 18883 was reported as accurate
  • October 10, 2012:
    Serial Number 18571 was reported as accurate
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