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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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  2. Never use the serial number from the case or any other part.
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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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Grade: A. Lincoln

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 2342785
Grade: A. Lincoln
Model: 5
Estimated Production Year: 1911
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 13,560
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
Jewel Setting: Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Finish Pattern: Pinstripe
Movement Signing Style: Mixed
Movement Inlay Color: Black
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Going
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
Dial Feet Locations: 24.5, 36.5, 55.5
Case Screw Locations: 3.5, 37.5
Movement Markings: A. Lincoln
Illinois Watch Co.
Springfield.
Adjusted
5 Positions
21 Jewels
Double Roller
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Verifications & Observations

2342001
Verification Serial Map
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  • November 5, 2018:
    Serial Number 2342871 was reported as accurate
  • July 27, 2018:
    Serial Number 2342747 was reported as accurate
  • March 27, 2018:
    Serial Number 2342372 was reported as accurate
  • November 24, 2017:
    Serial Number 2342114 was reported as accurate
  • May 12, 2017:
    Serial Number 2342078 was reported as accurate
  • July 9, 2016:
    Serial Number 2342769 was reported as accurate
  • March 1, 2015:
    Serial Number 2342493 was reported as accurate
  • March 1, 2015:
    Serial Number 2342493 was reported as accurate
  • July 17, 2014:
    Serial Number 2342536 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Plate design is as shown in the photos. Movement
    finish is Nickel. The rest seems to be correct.
  • July 1, 2014:
    Serial Number 2342641 was reported as accurate
  • March 28, 2014:
    Serial Number 2342687 was reported as accurate
  • November 24, 2013:
    Serial Number 2342390 was reported as accurate
  • August 29, 2013:
    Serial Number 2342625 was reported as accurate
  • June 27, 2013:
    Serial Number 2342815 was reported as accurate
  • December 30, 2012:
    Serial Number 2342989 was reported as accurate
  • August 8, 2012:
    Serial Number 2342631 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: all 21 jewel A Lincoln Grade Illinois are RailRoad
    Grade watches.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Unknown to Nickel
    Adjusted changed from Unknown to Yes
    Railroad Grade changed from No to Yes
  • April 17, 2012:
    Serial Number 2342715 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from No to Yes
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