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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).
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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: Bunn Special

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 3952592
Grade: Bunn Special
Model: 9
Estimated Production Year: 1921
Run Quantity: 2,000
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

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Verification Serial Map
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  • December 30, 2019:
    Serial Number 3952592 was reported as accurate
  • December 15, 2019:
    Serial Number 3952592 was reported as accurate
  • September 2, 2019:
    Serial Number 3952130 was reported as accurate
  • August 5, 2019:
    Serial Number 3952844 was reported as accurate
  • August 5, 2019:
    Serial Number 3952844 was reported as accurate
  • May 30, 2018:
    Serial Number 3952978 was reported as accurate
  • March 22, 2018:
    Serial Number 3952819 was reported as accurate
  • March 22, 2018:
    Serial Number 3952819 was reported as accurate
  • March 8, 2018:
    Serial Number 3951922 was reported as accurate
  • February 13, 2018:
    Serial Number 3952372 was reported as accurate
  • February 13, 2018:
    Serial Number 3952372 was reported as accurate
  • February 13, 2018:
    Serial Number 3952372 was reported as accurate
  • May 21, 2017:
    Serial Number 3951894 was reported as accurate
  • January 11, 2017:
    Serial Number 3951440 was reported as accurate
  • July 27, 2016:
    Serial Number 3952643 was reported as accurate
  • May 2, 2016:
    Serial Number 3952914 was reported as accurate
  • March 13, 2016:
    Serial Number 3952598 was reported as accurate
  • January 25, 2016:
    Serial Number 3952055 was reported as accurate
  • January 25, 2016:
    Serial Number 3952055 was reported as accurate
  • December 26, 2015:
    Serial Number 3951378 was reported as accurate
  • August 7, 2015:
    Serial Number 3952852 was reported as accurate
  • August 2, 2015:
    Serial Number 3952643 was reported as accurate
  • July 19, 2015:
    Serial Number 3952839 was reported as accurate
  • January 3, 2015:
    Serial Number 3951476 was reported as accurate
  • October 13, 2014:
    Serial Number 3951015 was reported as accurate
  • January 11, 2014:
    Serial Number 3951259 was reported as accurate
  • December 11, 2013:
    Serial Number 3951169 was reported as accurate
  • September 8, 2013:
    Serial Number 3951714 was reported as accurate
  • September 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 3951714 was reported as accurate
  • June 9, 2013:
    Serial Number 3951714 was reported as accurate
  • March 11, 2013:
    Serial Number 3952275 was reported as accurate
  • December 2, 2012:
    Serial Number 3951930 was reported as accurate
  • August 14, 2012:
    Serial Number 3952847 was reported as accurate
  • July 7, 2012:
    Serial Number 3951930 was reported as accurate
  • April 11, 2012:
    Serial Number 3952450 was reported as accurate
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