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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.
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  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: 103

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 322779
Grade: 103
Model: 2
Estimated Production Year: 1882
Run Quantity: 600
Total Production: 4,250
Size: 18s
Jewels: 15j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Coarse
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: No
Dial Feet Locations: 16.5, 36.5, 53.0
Case Screw Locations: 23.5, 51.5
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Verifications & Observations

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  • November 28, 2019:
    Serial Number 322563 was reported as accurate
  • September 18, 2019:
    Serial Number 322353 was reported as accurate
  • August 12, 2019:
    Serial Number 322513 was reported as accurate
  • February 23, 2019:
    Serial Number 322563 was reported as accurate
  • July 19, 2016:
    Serial Number 322641 was reported as accurate
  • January 12, 2016:
    Serial Number 322641 was reported as accurate
  • September 23, 2015:
    Serial Number 322513 was reported as accurate
  • October 11, 2014:
    Serial Number 322283 was reported as accurate
  • November 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 322580 was reported as accurate
  • May 29, 2013:
    Serial Number 322779 was reported as accurate