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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: Unknown

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Manufacturer: Rockford
Manufacturer Location: Rockford, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 102502
Grade: Unknown
Model: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1876
Size: 18s
Jewels: 9j
Movement Configuration: Either
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full Plate
Railroad Grade: No
Data Research: 1907 Rockford Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

102001
Verification Serial Map
103000
  • June 23, 2020:
    Serial Number 102969 was reported as accurate
  • March 23, 2019:
    Serial Number 102625 was reported as accurate
  • August 9, 2018:
    Serial Number 102365 was reported as accurate
  • June 16, 2017:
    Serial Number 102140 was reported as accurate
  • May 23, 2014:
    Serial Number 102791 was reported as accurate
  • March 4, 2013:
    Serial Number 102035 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: This is a model 2 movement, stem wound and lever
    set.
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