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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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Illinois Grade Sangamo Pocket Watch

Grade: Sangamo

Possible Bridge Plate Design. Getty Model.

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 2470250
Grade: Sangamo
Model: 5
Estimated Production Year: 1912
Run Quantity: 300
Total Production: 26,435
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
Jewel Material: Ruby
Jewel Setting: Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Openface
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: Yes
Dial Feet Locations: 24.5, 36.5, 55.5
Case Screw Locations: 3.5, 37.5
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Verifications & Observations

2470001
Verification Serial Map
2470300
  • October 7, 2019:
    Serial Number 2470013 was reported as accurate
  • April 22, 2019:
    Serial Number 2470003 was reported as accurate
  • February 26, 2015:
    Serial Number 2470250 was reported as accurate
  • February 15, 2015:
    Serial Number 2470250 was reported as accurate
  • September 8, 2013:
    Serial Number 2470183 was reported as accurate
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Illinois Grade Sangamo Pocket Watch