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 "guts" of the watch).
  2. Never use the serial number from the case or any other part.
  3. If the serial number includes a letter, enter it along with the number when using the lookup feature.
  4. 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.
  5. Always select the correct manufacturer, which is usually stamped on the watch movement.
  6. If the manufacturer is not listed on the site, you may have a "private label" watch or it may not be American-made.
  7. 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: 2

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 399798
Grade: 2
Model: 2
Estimated Production Year: 1882
Run Quantity: 3,800
Total Production: 78,087
Size: 18s
Jewels: 11j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Coarse
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Dial Feet Locations: 16.5, 36.5, 53.0
Case Screw Locations: 23.5, 51.5
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Verifications & Observations

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  • April 14, 2019:
    Serial Number 398751 was reported as accurate
  • April 12, 2019:
    Serial Number 396335 was reported as accurate
  • October 25, 2018:
    Serial Number 398252 was reported as accurate
  • July 16, 2018:
    Serial Number 398762 was reported as accurate
  • January 18, 2017:
    Serial Number 396209 was reported as accurate
  • November 29, 2016:
    Serial Number 398157 was reported as accurate
  • November 29, 2016:
    Serial Number 398157 was reported as accurate
  • December 29, 2015:
    Serial Number 398543 was reported as accurate
  • July 4, 2015:
    Serial Number 398638 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • April 14, 2013:
    Serial Number 399799 was reported as accurate