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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: 3871471
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

3871001
Verification Serial Map
3872000
  • February 7, 2020:
    Serial Number 3871365 was reported as accurate
  • October 3, 2019:
    Serial Number 3871255 was reported as accurate
  • December 28, 2018:
    Serial Number 3871779 was reported as accurate
  • December 27, 2018:
    Serial Number 3871779 was reported as accurate
  • October 25, 2018:
    Serial Number 3871415 was reported as accurate
  • June 29, 2018:
    Serial Number 3871297 was reported as accurate
  • May 21, 2017:
    Serial Number 3871151 was reported as accurate
  • May 18, 2016:
    Serial Number 3871047 was reported as accurate
  • March 19, 2016:
    Serial Number 3871392 was reported as accurate
  • March 5, 2016:
    Serial Number 3871392 was reported as accurate
  • November 9, 2015:
    Serial Number 3871975 was reported as accurate
  • December 25, 2014:
    Serial Number 3871439 was reported as accurate
  • December 25, 2014:
    Serial Number 3871439 was reported as accurate
  • August 6, 2014:
    Serial Number 3871076 was reported as accurate
  • April 25, 2014:
    Serial Number 3871731 was reported as accurate
  • February 7, 2014:
    Serial Number 3871436 was reported as accurate
  • January 15, 2014:
    Serial Number 3871471 was reported as accurate
  • November 20, 2013:
    Serial Number 3871151 was reported as accurate
  • August 25, 2013:
    Serial Number 3871237 was reported as accurate
  • July 27, 2013:
    Serial Number 3871506 was reported as accurate
  • July 12, 2013:
    Serial Number 3871623 was reported as accurate
  • May 9, 2012:
    Serial Number 3871392 was reported as accurate
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