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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.
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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: 806

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 3882699
Grade: 806
Model: 9
Estimated Production Year: 1921
Run Quantity: 1,600
Total Production: 43,590
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: Going
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 3
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: No
Dial Feet Locations: 17.5, 39.0, 58.0
Case Screw Locations: 3.0, 38.0
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Verifications & Observations

3882001
Verification Serial Map
3883600
  • January 29, 2019:
    Serial Number 3883487 was reported as accurate
  • November 14, 2018:
    Serial Number 3882610 was reported as accurate
  • November 13, 2018:
    Serial Number 3882610 was reported as accurate
  • September 17, 2018:
    Serial Number 3882793 was reported as accurate
  • December 24, 2017:
    Serial Number 3883456 was reported as accurate
  • November 14, 2017:
    Serial Number 3883114 was reported as accurate
  • November 4, 2017:
    Serial Number 3883114 was reported as accurate
  • July 1, 2017:
    Serial Number 3882497 was reported as accurate
  • December 19, 2016:
    Serial Number 3882326 was reported as accurate
  • August 6, 2016:
    Serial Number 3883290 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 3003290 it is a victor
  • January 25, 2016:
    Serial Number 3883437 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Mvmt is marked Illinois Watch Company 21 jewels
    Victor adj 3 positions 3/4 plate design
  • December 22, 2015:
    Serial Number 3882164 was reported as accurate
  • November 30, 2015:
    Serial Number 3882434 was reported as accurate
  • October 10, 2015:
    Serial Number 3882434 was reported as accurate
  • May 4, 2015:
    Serial Number 3882213 was reported as accurate
  • January 3, 2015:
    Serial Number 3882118 was reported as accurate
  • August 22, 2014:
    Serial Number 3882836 was reported as accurate
  • May 1, 2014:
    Serial Number 3883547 was reported as accurate
  • April 6, 2014:
    Serial Number 3883498 was reported as accurate
  • October 31, 2013:
    Serial Number 3882834 was reported as accurate
  • August 30, 2013:
    Serial Number 3883340 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: it is a victor
  • May 18, 2013:
    Serial Number 3882480 was reported as accurate
  • May 5, 2013:
    Serial Number 3883225 was reported as accurate
  • January 30, 2013:
    Serial Number 3883279 was reported as accurate
  • July 23, 2012:
    Serial Number 3882782 was reported as accurate
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