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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.
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  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: 305

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 4494931
Grade: 305
Model: 7
Estimated Production Year: 1924
Run Quantity: 2,000
Total Production: 147,970
Size: 16s
Jewels: 17j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: Bridge Plate
Bridge Type: False Center
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: Going
Adjusted: Yes
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

4494001
Verification Serial Map
4496000
  • July 11, 2018:
    Serial Number 4494685 was reported as accurate
  • June 15, 2018:
    Serial Number 4495121 was reported as accurate
  • May 28, 2018:
    Serial Number 4495443 was reported as accurate
  • January 22, 2018:
    Serial Number 4495787 was reported as accurate
  • November 19, 2017:
    Serial Number 4494626 was reported as accurate
  • November 6, 2016:
    Serial Number 4495421 was reported as accurate
  • August 21, 2016:
    Serial Number 4495867 was reported as accurate
  • August 6, 2016:
    Serial Number 4494222 was reported as accurate
  • April 17, 2016:
    Serial Number 4495308 was reported as accurate
  • February 25, 2016:
    Serial Number 4494079 was reported as accurate
  • January 12, 2016:
    Serial Number 4495336 was reported as accurate
  • December 22, 2015:
    Serial Number 4494525 was reported as accurate
  • January 7, 2015:
    Serial Number 4495308 was reported as accurate
  • January 7, 2015:
    Serial Number 4495308 was reported as accurate
  • November 14, 2014:
    Serial Number 4494760 was reported as accurate
  • August 17, 2014:
    Serial Number 4494705 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge
  • January 24, 2014:
    Serial Number 4494711 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge
  • November 16, 2013:
    Serial Number 4495840 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge
  • May 30, 2013:
    Serial Number 4495423 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge
  • May 30, 2013:
    Serial Number 4495423 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge
  • May 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 4495585 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge
  • January 25, 2013:
    Serial Number 4495061 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge
  • January 11, 2013:
    Serial Number 4495239 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge
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