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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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Illinois Grade 141 Pocket Watch

Grade: 141

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 760291
Grade: 141
Model: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1890
Run Quantity: 3,700
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
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  • October 7, 2019:
    Serial Number 761827 was reported as accurate
  • June 29, 2019:
    Serial Number 761274 was reported as accurate
  • May 8, 2019:
    Serial Number 762347 was reported as accurate
  • February 7, 2019:
    Serial Number 763609 was reported as accurate
  • November 24, 2018:
    Serial Number 760030 was reported as accurate
  • November 8, 2018:
    Serial Number 761268 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • May 11, 2018:
    Serial Number 760848 was reported as accurate
  • February 12, 2018:
    Serial Number 761011 was reported as accurate
  • November 19, 2017:
    Serial Number 760030 was reported as accurate
  • June 28, 2017:
    Serial Number 763115 was reported as accurate
  • June 28, 2017:
    Serial Number 763115 was reported as accurate
  • April 21, 2016:
    Serial Number 760071 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
  • April 21, 2016:
    Serial Number 760071 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
  • March 12, 2016:
    Serial Number 762685 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
  • March 11, 2016:
    Serial Number 762685 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
  • June 12, 2015:
    Serial Number 763113 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
  • September 17, 2014:
    Serial Number 761148 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
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Illinois Grade 141 Pocket Watch