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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: Interior

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 75136
Grade: Interior
Model: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1876
Run Quantity: 7,000
Total Production: 11,300
Size: 18s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Either
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Coarse
Railroad Grade: No
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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  • March 28, 2020:
    Serial Number 70976 was reported as accurate
  • February 2, 2020:
    Serial Number 75136 was reported as accurate
  • December 10, 2019:
    Serial Number 75676 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: watch has Currier on works, according to Watches
    book it is either 11 or 12 jewel. Thanks for all
    your good work.
    Curator Response: Thanks for the report. If possible, please upload an image of the movement to your collection for further evaluation and documentation.
  • November 18, 2019:
    Serial Number 70567 was reported as accurate
  • August 6, 2019:
    Serial Number 74829 was reported as accurate
  • June 27, 2019:
    Serial Number 75050 was reported as accurate
  • March 18, 2019:
    Serial Number 73904 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • March 17, 2019:
    Serial Number 73829 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • March 1, 2019:
    Serial Number 73878 was reported as accurate
  • February 24, 2019:
    Serial Number 70770 was reported as accurate
  • October 25, 2018:
    Serial Number 75888 was reported as accurate
  • September 23, 2018:
    Serial Number 75040 was reported as accurate
  • June 3, 2018:
    Serial Number 70070 was reported as accurate
  • March 30, 2018:
    Serial Number 76762 was reported as accurate
  • November 29, 2017:
    Serial Number 72161 was reported as accurate
  • November 1, 2017:
    Serial Number 72514 was reported as accurate
  • August 11, 2017:
    Serial Number 76947 was reported as accurate
  • July 9, 2017:
    Serial Number 73031 was reported as accurate
  • May 14, 2017:
    Serial Number 76346 was reported as accurate
  • August 28, 2016:
    Serial Number 71100 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 71100 is a pin set top winder from crown.
  • September 21, 2015:
    Serial Number 76599 was reported as accurate
  • July 29, 2015:
    Serial Number 71697 was reported as accurate
  • June 22, 2015:
    Serial Number 76599 was reported as accurate
  • May 8, 2015:
    Serial Number 76599 was reported as accurate
  • April 22, 2015:
    Serial Number 70631 was reported as accurate
  • December 4, 2014:
    Serial Number 71075 was reported as accurate
  • September 17, 2014:
    Serial Number 75256 was reported as accurate
  • September 17, 2014:
    Serial Number 75256 was reported as accurate
  • January 7, 2014:
    Serial Number 73814 was reported as accurate
  • December 17, 2013:
    Serial Number 71996 was reported as accurate
  • July 31, 2013:
    Serial Number 76139 was reported as accurate
  • June 9, 2013:
    Serial Number 73331 was reported as accurate
  • June 6, 2013:
    Serial Number 73212 was reported as accurate
  • April 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 76126 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • February 10, 2013:
    Serial Number 71499 was reported as accurate
  • August 3, 2012:
    Serial Number 70090 was reported as accurate
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