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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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Illinois Grade 405 Pocket Watch
Illinois Grade 405 Pocket Watch

Grade: 405

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 4146214
Grade: 405
Model: 3
Estimated Production Year: 1922
Run Quantity: 4,000
Total Production: 393,720
Size: 12s
Jewels: 17j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: Bridge Plate
Bridge Type: Center
Barrel: Going
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 3
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: No
Dial Feet Locations: 20.5, 39.0, 55.0
Case Screw Locations: 2.5, 35.5
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Verifications & Observations

4145001
Verification Serial Map
4149000
  • December 13, 2019:
    Serial Number 4145144 was reported as accurate
  • November 27, 2019:
    Serial Number 4147392 was reported as accurate
  • October 30, 2017:
    Serial Number 4146351 was reported as accurate
  • April 30, 2017:
    Serial Number 4145148 was reported as accurate
  • January 30, 2017:
    Serial Number 4147888 was reported as accurate
  • July 26, 2016:
    Serial Number 4146432 was reported as accurate
  • October 12, 2014:
    Serial Number 4146027 was reported as accurate
  • May 17, 2014:
    Serial Number 4148877 was reported as accurate
  • March 12, 2014:
    Serial Number 4148871 was reported as accurate
  • January 29, 2014:
    Serial Number 4148034 was reported as accurate
  • October 26, 2013:
    Serial Number 4145771 was reported as accurate
  • September 21, 2013:
    Serial Number 4145771 was reported as accurate
  • May 31, 2013:
    Serial Number 4148317 was reported as accurate
  • February 20, 2013:
    Serial Number 4146016 was reported as accurate
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Illinois Grade 405 Pocket Watch
Illinois Grade 405 Pocket Watch