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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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We noticed that you entered a relatively short serial number. "5187" could possibly indicate the grade of the watch and not the serial number of your movement. Serial numbers are usually more than a few digits.

Grade: Currier

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 5187
Grade: Currier
Model: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1872
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 21,100
Size: 18s
Jewels: 11j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Either
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Coarse
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Dial Feet Locations: 16.5, 36.5, 53.0
Case Screw Locations: O-36.5, H-51.5
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Verifications & Observations

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  • July 8, 2019:
    Serial Number 5645 was reported as accurate
  • July 7, 2019:
    Serial Number 5645 was reported as accurate
  • May 22, 2019:
    Serial Number 5388 was reported as accurate
  • April 1, 2019:
    Serial Number 5468 was reported as accurate
  • December 12, 2018:
    Serial Number 5294 was reported as accurate
  • December 2, 2017:
    Serial Number 5740 was reported as accurate
  • March 13, 2017:
    Serial Number 5359 was reported as accurate
  • November 23, 2016:
    Serial Number 5463 was reported as accurate
  • November 5, 2016:
    Serial Number 5197 was reported as accurate
  • November 5, 2016:
    Serial Number 5197 was reported as accurate
  • November 5, 2016:
    Serial Number 5197 was reported as accurate
  • December 16, 2015:
    Serial Number 5529 was reported as accurate
  • November 14, 2015:
    Serial Number 5187 was reported as accurate
  • November 9, 2015:
    Serial Number 5995 was reported as accurate
  • September 17, 2015:
    Serial Number 5589 was reported as accurate
  • November 21, 2014:
    Serial Number 5631 was reported as accurate
  • November 21, 2014:
    Serial Number 5631 was reported as accurate
  • July 9, 2014:
    Serial Number 5975 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Movement finish = gilt
    adjusted = no
  • January 31, 2014:
    Serial Number 5871 was reported as accurate
  • June 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 5674 was reported as accurate
  • April 19, 2013:
    Serial Number 5968 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
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