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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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Illinois Grade 89 Pocket Watch
Illinois Grade 89 Pocket Watch

Grade: 89

Private Label(s) in Run: Ajan Kuningas S. Aalto New York, U.S.A.

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 3223798
Grade: 89
Model: 6
Estimated Production Year: 1917
Run Quantity: 1,500
Total Production: 39,210
Size: 18s
Jewels: 17j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Fast
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 3
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: No
Dial Feet Locations: 2.0, 21.5, 38.5
Case Screw Locations: 23.5, 51.5
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Verifications & Observations

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Verification Serial Map
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  • February 22, 2020:
    Serial Number 3224079 was reported as accurate
  • October 22, 2019:
    Serial Number 3224893 was reported as accurate
  • September 6, 2019:
    Serial Number 3224893 was reported as accurate
  • October 9, 2017:
    Serial Number 3224120 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from Yes to No
  • August 10, 2017:
    Serial Number 3224545 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from Yes to No
  • December 9, 2016:
    Serial Number 3224494 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Movement marked Ajan Kuningas S. Aalto New York,
    U.S.A. adjusted 17 jewels 3224494
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from Yes to No
  • December 9, 2016:
    Serial Number 3224494 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from Yes to No
  • July 24, 2016:
    Serial Number 3224116 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from Yes to No
  • March 19, 2016:
    Serial Number 3223811 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from Yes to No
  • January 21, 2016:
    Serial Number 3223557 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from Yes to No
  • December 28, 2015:
    Serial Number 3223850 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from Yes to No
  • October 18, 2015:
    Serial Number 3223966 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from Yes to No
  • June 3, 2015:
    Serial Number 3223829 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from Yes to No
  • December 28, 2014:
    Serial Number 3224089 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from Yes to No
  • September 11, 2013:
    Serial Number 3224643 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from Yes to No
  • February 19, 2013:
    Serial Number 3224255 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from Yes to No
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Illinois Grade 89 Pocket Watch
Illinois Grade 89 Pocket Watch