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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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Grade: 305

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 5221377
Grade: 305
Model: 7
Estimated Production Year: 1929
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 147,970
Size: 16s
Jewels: 17j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: Bridge Plate
Bridge Type: False Center
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: Going
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: No
Dial Feet Locations: 17.5, 39.0, 58.0
Case Screw Locations: 3.0, 38.0
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Verifications & Observations

5221001
Verification Serial Map
5222000
  • July 8, 2018:
    Serial Number 5221995 was reported as accurate
  • November 12, 2016:
    Serial Number 5221377 was reported as accurate
  • November 4, 2015:
    Serial Number 5221158 was reported as accurate
  • August 25, 2014:
    Serial Number 5221172 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge
  • July 20, 2014:
    Serial Number 5221659 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge
  • June 27, 2014:
    Serial Number 5221584 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge
  • June 13, 2014:
    Serial Number 5221482 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge
  • July 21, 2013:
    Serial Number 5221855 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge
  • July 21, 2013:
    Serial Number 5221855 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge
  • October 21, 2012:
    Serial Number 5221240 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge
  • July 31, 2012:
    Serial Number 5221482 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge
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