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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.
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  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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Grade: 405

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 4824454
Grade: 405
Model: 3
Estimated Production Year: 1926
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

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Verification Serial Map
4825000
  • April 12, 2019:
    Serial Number 4822935 was reported as accurate
  • September 9, 2018:
    Serial Number 4822908 was reported as accurate
  • August 27, 2018:
    Serial Number 4823645 was reported as accurate
  • July 12, 2018:
    Serial Number 4824911 was reported as accurate
  • July 11, 2018:
    Serial Number 4824911 was reported as accurate
  • January 16, 2018:
    Serial Number 4822416 was reported as accurate
  • January 16, 2018:
    Serial Number 4822416 was reported as accurate
  • November 17, 2017:
    Serial Number 4824313 was reported as accurate
  • September 20, 2017:
    Serial Number 4823583 was reported as accurate
  • July 5, 2017:
    Serial Number 4821298 was reported as accurate
  • March 9, 2017:
    Serial Number 4822773 was reported as accurate
  • July 7, 2015:
    Serial Number 4822165 was reported as accurate
  • July 7, 2015:
    Serial Number 4822165 was reported as accurate
  • May 13, 2015:
    Serial Number 4822741 was reported as accurate
  • April 13, 2015:
    Serial Number 4821861 was reported as accurate
  • March 18, 2015:
    Serial Number 4821488 was reported as accurate
  • November 17, 2014:
    Serial Number 4824071 was reported as accurate
  • September 28, 2014:
    Serial Number 4821974 was reported as accurate
  • February 9, 2014:
    Serial Number 4822492 was reported as accurate
  • December 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 4824654 was reported as accurate
  • December 9, 2013:
    Serial Number 4824060 was reported as accurate
  • December 7, 2013:
    Serial Number 4824702 was reported as accurate
  • November 17, 2013:
    Serial Number 4821427 was reported as accurate
  • October 13, 2013:
    Serial Number 4822414 was reported as accurate
  • October 8, 2013:
    Serial Number 4822414 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Time King
  • September 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 4821842 was reported as accurate
  • July 4, 2013:
    Serial Number 4823763 was reported as accurate
  • July 4, 2013:
    Serial Number 4823763 was reported as accurate
  • April 30, 2013:
    Serial Number 4821758 was reported as accurate
  • November 22, 2012:
    Serial Number 4824457 was reported as accurate
  • November 14, 2012:
    Serial Number 4824323 was reported as accurate
  • September 2, 2012:
    Serial Number 4821536 was reported as accurate
  • August 8, 2012:
    Serial Number 4821936 was reported as accurate
  • June 13, 2012:
    Serial Number 4823859 was reported as accurate
  • May 23, 2012:
    Serial Number 4824961 was reported as accurate
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