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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 "mechanism" of the watch).
  2. Never use the serial number from the case or any other part.
  3. Always select the correct manufacturer, which is usually stamped on the watch movement or dial.
  4. If the manufacturer is not listed on the site, you may have a "private label" watch or it may not be American-made.
  5. If the serial number includes a letter, enter it along with the number when using the lookup feature.
  6. 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.
  7. Consider uploading images of your watch by creating a collection account on the website. This is compeltely free and assists in promoting research in American horology.
  8. 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: 619335
Grade: 2
Model: 2
Estimated Production Year: 1886
Run Quantity: 5,000
Total Production: 78,087
Size: 18s
Jewels: 11j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
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

616001
Verification Serial Map
621000
  • November 12, 2019:
    Serial Number 620614 was reported as accurate
  • November 27, 2018:
    Serial Number 618838 was reported as accurate
  • November 10, 2018:
    Serial Number 620963 was reported as accurate
  • June 28, 2018:
    Serial Number 618598 was reported as accurate
  • July 5, 2017:
    Serial Number 616023 was reported as accurate
  • May 6, 2017:
    Serial Number 618899 was reported as accurate
  • March 4, 2017:
    Serial Number 618087 was reported as accurate
  • January 31, 2017:
    Serial Number 619335 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Both Key Wind or Stem Wind
  • May 24, 2016:
    Serial Number 619753 was reported as accurate
  • May 23, 2016:
    Serial Number 619753 was reported as accurate
  • March 13, 2016:
    Serial Number 619790 was reported as accurate
  • March 7, 2016:
    Serial Number 616778 was reported as accurate
  • January 14, 2016:
    Serial Number 616841 was reported as accurate
  • February 25, 2015:
    Serial Number 618752 was reported as accurate
  • April 9, 2014:
    Serial Number 617284 was reported as accurate
  • January 2, 2014:
    Serial Number 620173 was reported as accurate
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