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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.
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  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: 141

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 556681
Grade: 141
Model: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1886
Run Quantity: 8,000
Total Production: 35,700
Size: 6s
Jewels: 11j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Going
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Dial Feet Locations: 7.5, 40.0, 58.0
Case Screw Locations: 19.5, 49.5
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Verifications & Observations

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Verification Serial Map
561000
  • September 20, 2019:
    Serial Number 560327 was reported as accurate
  • August 24, 2019:
    Serial Number 554170 was reported as accurate
  • June 18, 2019:
    Serial Number 553072 was reported as accurate
  • May 9, 2019:
    Serial Number 559028 was reported as accurate
  • April 2, 2019:
    Serial Number 553412 was reported as accurate
  • October 3, 2018:
    Serial Number 559563 was reported as accurate
  • October 3, 2018:
    Serial Number 559563 was reported as accurate
  • October 1, 2018:
    Serial Number 557696 was reported as accurate
  • August 11, 2018:
    Serial Number 554047 was reported as accurate
  • May 6, 2018:
    Serial Number 560929 was reported as accurate
  • April 24, 2018:
    Serial Number 555599 was reported as accurate
  • April 24, 2018:
    Serial Number 559000 was reported as accurate
  • November 9, 2017:
    Serial Number 556454 was reported as accurate
  • October 3, 2017:
    Serial Number 554123 was reported as accurate
  • October 3, 2017:
    Serial Number 554123 was reported as accurate
  • August 15, 2017:
    Serial Number 560042 was reported as accurate
  • June 27, 2017:
    Serial Number 556433 was reported as accurate
  • January 31, 2017:
    Serial Number 556153 was reported as accurate
  • April 26, 2016:
    Serial Number 556588 was reported as accurate
  • March 4, 2016:
    Serial Number 556286 was reported as accurate
  • February 24, 2016:
    Serial Number 560281 was reported as accurate
  • February 5, 2016:
    Serial Number 556286 was reported as accurate
  • January 4, 2016:
    Serial Number 556438 was reported as accurate
  • October 13, 2015:
    Serial Number 557526 was reported as accurate
  • August 4, 2015:
    Serial Number 553283 was reported as accurate
  • July 23, 2015:
    Serial Number 553283 was reported as accurate
  • March 21, 2015:
    Serial Number 555464 was reported as accurate
  • March 21, 2015:
    Serial Number 555464 was reported as accurate
  • March 21, 2015:
    Serial Number 555464 was reported as accurate
  • March 21, 2015:
    Serial Number 555464 was reported as accurate
  • December 3, 2014:
    Serial Number 560137 was reported as accurate
  • March 19, 2014:
    Serial Number 553986 was reported as accurate
  • October 12, 2013:
    Serial Number 555884 was reported as accurate
  • October 12, 2013:
    Serial Number 555884 was reported as accurate
  • August 22, 2013:
    Serial Number 559503 was reported as accurate
  • August 12, 2013:
    Serial Number 557843 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Hi, the movement finish on my watch is gilt or
    gold flashed, not nickel. Thanks for hosting this
    site! I can send a picture if it will help you.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
  • June 23, 2013:
    Serial Number 559828 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
  • March 10, 2013:
    Serial Number 558540 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
  • February 5, 2013:
    Serial Number 556775 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: movement finish is gold
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
  • July 27, 2012:
    Serial Number 556157 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
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