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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 "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: Bunn Special

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 4254266
Grade: Bunn Special
Model: 9
Estimated Production Year: 1923
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

4253001
Verification Serial Map
4255000
  • May 22, 2019:
    Serial Number 4253137 was reported as accurate
  • January 30, 2019:
    Serial Number 4253029 was reported as accurate
  • October 16, 2018:
    Serial Number 4254654 was reported as accurate
  • April 9, 2018:
    Serial Number 4254339 was reported as accurate
  • January 27, 2018:
    Serial Number 4254332 was reported as accurate
  • November 22, 2017:
    Serial Number 4253328 was reported as accurate
  • August 13, 2017:
    Serial Number 4253050 was reported as accurate
  • August 11, 2017:
    Serial Number 4253050 was reported as accurate
  • February 8, 2017:
    Serial Number 4254512 was reported as accurate
  • January 2, 2017:
    Serial Number 4253677 was reported as accurate
  • December 9, 2016:
    Serial Number 4254979 was reported as accurate
  • October 16, 2016:
    Serial Number 4254511 was reported as accurate
  • February 16, 2016:
    Serial Number 4253866 was reported as accurate
  • September 27, 2015:
    Serial Number 4253734 was reported as accurate
  • October 2, 2014:
    Serial Number 4253411 was reported as accurate
  • May 7, 2014:
    Serial Number 4253104 was reported as accurate
  • October 27, 2013:
    Serial Number 4254262 was reported as accurate
  • April 24, 2013:
    Serial Number 4253652 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
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