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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: Bunn Special

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 3799944
Grade: Bunn Special
Model: 9
Estimated Production Year: 1921
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 169,140
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
Jewel Material: Ruby
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Finish Pattern: Ray
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: Going
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 6
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
Dial Feet Locations: 17.5, 39.0, 58.0
Case Screw Locations: 3.0, 38.0
Movement Markings: Bunn Special
Illinois Watch Co.
Springfield
21 Jewels
Adjusted
Temp. And
Six
Positions
Double Roller
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Verifications & Observations

3799001
Verification Serial Map
3800000
  • January 15, 2020:
    Serial Number 3799580 was reported as accurate
  • May 24, 2019:
    Serial Number 3799386 was reported as accurate
  • January 8, 2019:
    Serial Number 3799628 was reported as accurate
  • August 14, 2018:
    Serial Number 3799944 was reported as accurate
  • August 14, 2018:
    Serial Number 3799944 was reported as accurate
  • May 9, 2018:
    Serial Number 3799517 was reported as accurate
  • October 31, 2017:
    Serial Number 3799604 was reported as accurate
  • August 12, 2017:
    Serial Number 3799773 was reported as accurate
  • May 28, 2017:
    Serial Number 3799192 was reported as accurate
  • May 2, 2017:
    Serial Number 3799282 was reported as accurate
  • January 7, 2017:
    Serial Number 3799282 was reported as accurate
  • June 11, 2016:
    Serial Number 3799282 was reported as accurate
  • March 12, 2016:
    Serial Number 3799859 was reported as accurate
  • February 16, 2015:
    Serial Number 3799438 was reported as accurate
  • February 13, 2015:
    Serial Number 3799520 was reported as accurate
  • April 19, 2014:
    Serial Number 3799244 was reported as accurate
  • April 15, 2014:
    Serial Number 3799244 was reported as accurate
  • April 21, 2013:
    Serial Number 3799404 was reported as accurate
  • April 13, 2013:
    Serial Number 3799404 was reported as accurate
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