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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: 2

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 605468
Grade: 2
Model: 2
Estimated Production Year: 1886
Run Quantity: 4,000
Total Production: 78,087
Size: 18s
Jewels: 11j
Jewel Setting: Friction Settings
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Gilt
Finish Pattern: Damaskeened
Movement Signing Style: Serif (Decorative)
Movement Inlay Color: None
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Coarse
Regulator: Plain
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Dial Feet Locations: 16.5, 36.5, 53.0
Case Screw Locations: 23.5, 51.5
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Verifications & Observations

603001
Verification Serial Map
607000
  • July 30, 2019:
    Serial Number 605355 was reported as accurate
  • May 18, 2019:
    Serial Number 606190 was reported as accurate
  • December 25, 2018:
    Serial Number 603706 was reported as accurate
  • January 3, 2018:
    Serial Number 605444 was reported as accurate
  • January 2, 2018:
    Serial Number 605444 was reported as accurate
  • January 1, 2018:
    Serial Number 603744 was reported as accurate
  • December 31, 2017:
    Serial Number 605444 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Key Wind. all other info is correct.
  • December 23, 2017:
    Serial Number 605468 was reported as accurate
  • May 11, 2017:
    Serial Number 605006 was reported as accurate
  • January 6, 2017:
    Serial Number 603312 was reported as accurate
  • December 8, 2016:
    Serial Number 603312 was reported as accurate
  • December 4, 2016:
    Serial Number 603312 was reported as accurate
  • May 2, 2016:
    Serial Number 603723 was reported as accurate
  • March 6, 2016:
    Serial Number 603312 was reported as accurate
  • November 28, 2015:
    Serial Number 603959 was reported as accurate
  • March 30, 2014:
    Serial Number 604413 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • January 24, 2013:
    Serial Number 606521 was reported as accurate
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