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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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Grade: Bunn

Type III 60hr.

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 4838704
Grade: Bunn
Variation: Type III
Model: 14
Estimated Production Year: 1926
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 4,000
Size: 16s
Jewels: 19j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: 60-Hr. Motor
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
Dial Feet Locations: 17.5, 39.0, 58.0
Case Screw Locations: 3.0, 38.0
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Verifications & Observations

4838001
Verification Serial Map
4839000
  • December 29, 2019:
    Serial Number 4838661 was reported as accurate
  • August 10, 2019:
    Serial Number 4838313 was reported as accurate
  • April 17, 2017:
    Serial Number 4838704 was reported as accurate
  • April 17, 2017:
    Serial Number 4838704 was reported as accurate
  • November 8, 2016:
    Serial Number 4838220 was reported as accurate
  • September 19, 2016:
    Serial Number 4838170 was reported as accurate
  • September 17, 2016:
    Serial Number 4838170 was reported as accurate
  • April 6, 2016:
    Serial Number 4838441 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Marked "Adjusted 5 Positions & Temp"
  • March 17, 2016:
    Serial Number 4838293 was reported as accurate
  • July 25, 2015:
    Serial Number 4838579 was reported as accurate
  • April 13, 2015:
    Serial Number 4838453 was reported as accurate
  • June 29, 2014:
    Serial Number 4838383 was reported as accurate
  • July 1, 2013:
    Serial Number 4838261 was reported as accurate
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