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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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Illinois Grade Sangamo Pocket Watch

Grade: Sangamo

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 2261614
Grade: Sangamo
Model: 4
Estimated Production Year: 1910
Run Quantity: 200
Total Production: 7,085
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
Jewel Material: Ruby
Jewel Setting: Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: Going
Train Material: Gold
Regulator: Micrometric
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 6
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Railroad Grade: No
Dial Feet Locations: 24.5, 36.5, 55.5
Case Screw Locations: 18.5, 52.5
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Verifications & Observations

2261501
Verification Serial Map
2261700
  • December 7, 2018:
    Serial Number 2261693 was reported as accurate
  • November 22, 2017:
    Serial Number 2261580 was reported as accurate
  • July 22, 2017:
    Serial Number 2261645 was reported as accurate
  • April 15, 2016:
    Serial Number 2261580 was reported as accurate
  • October 11, 2015:
    Serial Number 2261614 was reported as accurate
  • May 23, 2013:
    Serial Number 2261661 was reported as accurate
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Illinois Grade Sangamo Pocket Watch