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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).
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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: Bunn Special

Type III 60hr.

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 5162798
Grade: Bunn Special
Variation: Type III
Model: 14
Estimated Production Year: 1929
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 118,000
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
Jewel Material: Ruby
Jewel Setting: Raised Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Finish Pattern: Ray
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: 60-Hr. Motor
Regulator: Reed
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 6
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
Dial Feet Locations: 17.5, 39.0, 58.0
Case Screw Locations: 3.0, 38.0
Movement Markings: Sixty Hour
Bunn Special
Illinois Watch Co.
Springfield
Motor Barrel
21 Jewels
Adjusted
Temp. And
Six
Positions
Double Roller
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Verifications & Observations

5162001
Verification Serial Map
5163000
  • January 21, 2020:
    Serial Number 5162204 was reported as accurate
  • December 24, 2019:
    Serial Number 5162191 was reported as accurate
  • December 18, 2019:
    Serial Number 5162715 was reported as accurate
  • November 2, 2019:
    Serial Number 5162759 was reported as accurate
  • November 2, 2019:
    Serial Number 5162759 was reported as accurate
  • May 28, 2018:
    Serial Number 5162228 was reported as accurate
  • October 31, 2017:
    Serial Number 5162814 was reported as accurate
  • July 17, 2017:
    Serial Number 5162766 was reported as accurate
  • June 12, 2017:
    Serial Number 5162798 was reported as accurate
  • June 7, 2017:
    Serial Number 5162798 was reported as accurate
  • January 6, 2017:
    Serial Number 5162458 was reported as accurate
  • October 1, 2016:
    Serial Number 5162673 was reported as accurate
  • March 6, 2016:
    Serial Number 5162191 was reported as accurate
  • June 24, 2015:
    Serial Number 5162421 was reported as accurate
  • June 24, 2015:
    Serial Number 5162421 was reported as accurate
  • January 7, 2015:
    Serial Number 5162312 was reported as accurate
  • August 14, 2014:
    Serial Number 5162154 was reported as accurate
  • June 25, 2014:
    Serial Number 5162998 was reported as accurate
  • May 23, 2014:
    Serial Number 5162751 was reported as accurate
  • November 28, 2013:
    Serial Number 5162371 was reported as accurate
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