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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 603 Pocket Watch

Grade: 603

Possible Bridge Plate Design.

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 2618889
Grade: 603
Model: 7
Estimated Production Year: 1914
Run Quantity: 500
Total Production: 5,040
Size: 16s
Jewels: 15j
Movement Configuration: Openface
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: 3.0, 38.0
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Verifications & Observations

2618401
Verification Serial Map
2618900
  • October 11, 2013:
    Serial Number 2618439 was reported as accurate
  • October 10, 2013:
    Serial Number 2618439 was reported as accurate
  • October 4, 2013:
    Serial Number 2618439 was reported as accurate
  • August 4, 2013:
    Serial Number 2618806 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Back is gold engraved eagle
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Illinois Grade 603 Pocket Watch