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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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Grade: 275

Private Label(s) in Run: Burlington Watch Company

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 3038849
Grade: 275
Model: 3
Estimated Production Year: 1916
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 41,400
Size: 12s
Jewels: 21j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: Bridge Plate
Bridge Type: Center
Barrel: Going
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 3
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: No
Dial Feet Locations: 20.5, 39.0, 55.0
Case Screw Locations: 2.5, 35.5
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Verifications & Observations

3038001
Verification Serial Map
3039000
  • December 13, 2019:
    Serial Number 3038344 was reported as accurate
  • August 26, 2018:
    Serial Number 3038197 was reported as accurate
  • December 15, 2017:
    Serial Number 3038836 was reported as accurate
  • November 12, 2017:
    Serial Number 3038232 was reported as accurate
  • October 12, 2017:
    Serial Number 3038170 was reported as accurate
  • June 2, 2017:
    Serial Number 3038492 was reported as accurate
  • October 30, 2014:
    Serial Number 3038849 was reported as accurate
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