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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: Miller

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 53772
Grade: Miller
Model: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1880
Run Quantity: 500
Total Production: 12,300
Size: 18s
Jewels: 15j
Movement Configuration: Either
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Coarse
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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Verification Serial Map
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  • July 9, 2018:
    Serial Number 53692 was reported as accurate
  • May 14, 2018:
    Serial Number 53776 was reported as accurate
  • November 6, 2017:
    Serial Number 53567 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • April 13, 2016:
    Serial Number 53839 was reported as accurate
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