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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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Illinois Grade 2 Pocket Watch

Grade: 2

5th Pinion.

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 460337
Grade: 2
Model: 3
Estimated Production Year: 1882
Run Quantity: 2,000
Total Production: 42,150
Size: 18s
Jewels: 11j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Coarse
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Dial Feet Locations: 1.5, 21.5, 38.0
Case Screw Locations: 23.5, 51.5
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Verifications & Observations

460001
Verification Serial Map
462000
  • April 3, 2019:
    Serial Number 461580 was reported as accurate
  • October 10, 2018:
    Serial Number 460337 was reported as accurate
  • September 26, 2018:
    Serial Number 460337 was reported as accurate
  • July 8, 2018:
    Serial Number 461478 was reported as accurate
  • February 12, 2018:
    Serial Number 460843 was reported as accurate
  • October 3, 2016:
    Serial Number 460728 was reported as accurate
  • May 15, 2016:
    Serial Number 460843 was reported as accurate
  • May 8, 2016:
    Serial Number 460843 was reported as accurate
  • October 6, 2015:
    Serial Number 460843 was reported as accurate
  • May 25, 2015:
    Serial Number 461637 was reported as accurate
  • May 25, 2015:
    Serial Number 461637 was reported as accurate
  • April 22, 2015:
    Serial Number 461176 was reported as accurate
  • April 17, 2014:
    Serial Number 460159 was reported as accurate
  • January 20, 2013:
    Serial Number 461034 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: mine is key or Pendant wind and the balance wheel
    is from model one. It does have the fifth pinion.
    #461034.
  • September 7, 2012:
    Serial Number 461817 was reported as accurate
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Illinois Grade 2 Pocket Watch