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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: 3845151
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

3845001
Verification Serial Map
3846000
  • February 1, 2020:
    Serial Number 3845471 was reported as accurate
  • August 28, 2019:
    Serial Number 3845812 was reported as accurate
  • June 18, 2019:
    Serial Number 3845454 was reported as accurate
  • April 27, 2019:
    Serial Number 3845321 was reported as accurate
  • April 17, 2019:
    Serial Number 3845321 was reported as accurate
  • January 21, 2019:
    Serial Number 3845915 was reported as accurate
  • November 5, 2018:
    Serial Number 3845101 was reported as accurate
  • November 4, 2018:
    Serial Number 3845471 was reported as accurate
  • November 4, 2018:
    Serial Number 3845471 was reported as accurate
  • March 1, 2018:
    Serial Number 3845044 was reported as accurate
  • November 8, 2017:
    Serial Number 3845310 was reported as accurate
  • December 4, 2016:
    Serial Number 3845434 was reported as accurate
  • November 8, 2016:
    Serial Number 3845760 was reported as accurate
  • July 29, 2015:
    Serial Number 3845727 was reported as accurate
  • June 7, 2015:
    Serial Number 3845553 was reported as accurate
  • April 24, 2014:
    Serial Number 3845274 was reported as accurate
  • September 6, 2013:
    Serial Number 3845417 was reported as accurate
  • August 9, 2013:
    Serial Number 3845417 was reported as accurate
  • August 7, 2013:
    Serial Number 3845907 was reported as accurate
  • March 6, 2013:
    Serial Number 3845024 was reported as accurate
  • June 30, 2012:
    Serial Number 3845598 was reported as accurate
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