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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: 2

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 610912
Grade: 2
Model: 2
Estimated Production Year: 1886
Run Quantity: 6,000
Total Production: 78,087
Size: 18s
Jewels: 11j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Wind Mechanism:Transitional
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Coarse
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

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Verification Serial Map
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  • April 5, 2019:
    Serial Number 611096 was reported as accurate
  • January 14, 2019:
    Serial Number 612526 was reported as accurate
  • December 29, 2018:
    Serial Number 614570 was reported as accurate
  • April 19, 2018:
    Serial Number 611214 was reported as accurate
  • September 10, 2017:
    Serial Number 612872 was reported as accurate
  • August 10, 2017:
    Serial Number 610813 was reported as accurate
  • June 30, 2017:
    Serial Number 610478 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: It is a transition key wind or pendant wind, lever
    set.
  • February 24, 2017:
    Serial Number 612699 was reported as accurate
  • February 23, 2017:
    Serial Number 612699 was reported as accurate
  • January 9, 2017:
    Serial Number 612103 was reported as accurate
  • June 19, 2016:
    Serial Number 612591 was reported as accurate
  • October 27, 2014:
    Serial Number 611916 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • March 31, 2014:
    Serial Number 610734 was reported as accurate
  • March 19, 2014:
    Serial Number 610734 was reported as accurate
  • July 9, 2013:
    Serial Number 614348 was reported as accurate
  • April 12, 2013:
    Serial Number 613458 was reported as accurate
  • April 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 611214 was reported as accurate
  • March 14, 2013:
    Serial Number 611214 was reported as accurate
  • December 11, 2012:
    Serial Number 612095 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: my movement is 18s transitional - pendent wind or
    key wind - lever set - hunter movement
  • September 21, 2012:
    Serial Number 614119 was reported as accurate
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