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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 "guts" of the watch).
  2. Never use the serial number from the case or any other part.
  3. If the serial number includes a letter, enter it along with the number when using the lookup feature.
  4. 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.
  5. Always select the correct manufacturer, which is usually stamped on the watch movement.
  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: 604

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 2403864
Grade: 604
Model: 6
Estimated Production Year: 1912
Run Quantity: 200
Total Production: 7,170
Size: 16s
Jewels: 17j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: Going
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Dial Feet Locations: 17.5, 39.0, 58.0
Case Screw Locations: 18.0, 53.0
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Verifications & Observations

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  • June 11, 2019:
    Serial Number 2403864 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 17j
  • June 11, 2019:
    Serial Number 2403864 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 17j
  • April 11, 2018:
    Serial Number 2403750 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 17j
  • March 30, 2017:
    Serial Number 2403720 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 17j
  • February 24, 2015:
    Serial Number 2403792 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 17j
  • December 6, 2014:
    Serial Number 2403802 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 17j
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