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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.
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  4. If the manufacturer is not listed on the site, you may have a "private label" watch or it may not be American-made.
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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 37

Private Label(s) in Run: Burlington Watch Company

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 2137170
Grade: 37
Model: 2
Estimated Production Year: 1909
Run Quantity: 2,000
Total Production: 25,225
Size: 0s
Jewels: 17j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Going
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Dial Feet Locations: 19.5, 38.5, 57.5
Case Screw Locations: 19.0, 48.0
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Verifications & Observations

2136001
Verification Serial Map
2138000
  • December 13, 2019:
    Serial Number 2137675 was reported as accurate
  • December 10, 2018:
    Serial Number 2136609 was reported as accurate
  • February 14, 2017:
    Serial Number 2137608 was reported as accurate
  • May 9, 2014:
    Serial Number 2137170 was reported as accurate
  • March 20, 2014:
    Serial Number 2137328 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • March 20, 2014:
    Serial Number 2137328 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • February 22, 2014:
    Serial Number 2137328 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • February 3, 2014:
    Serial Number 2137328 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: This serial number is a 16 or 17 size 23j Sangamo
    Special.
  • January 21, 2014:
    Serial Number 2136755 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • November 23, 2013:
    Serial Number 2137405 was reported as accurate
  • August 6, 2013:
    Serial Number 2137328 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: This ser.# is supposed to be a Sangamo 23j Getty
    movement.Or,should say that this watch is supposed
    to be a Getty.
  • March 16, 2013:
    Serial Number 2137328 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 23 jewel Sangamo adj. 6p. Gold jewel settings,
    gold train OF Getty model
  • February 11, 2013:
    Serial Number 2137328 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Sangamo 16s 23J Adj 6p, Gold Jewel Settings, Gold
    Train, OF Getty Model
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