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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).
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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Rockford Grade M1-15J Pocket Watch

Grade: M1-15J

* Grade Classification Assigned by Researcher

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Manufacturer: Rockford
Manufacturer Location: Rockford, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 15695
Grade: M1-15J
Model: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1876
Run Quantity: Unknown
Grade/Model Run: 4 of 5
Size: 18s
Jewels: 15j
Movement Configuration: Either
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Signing Style: Formal Script
Movement Inlay Color: None
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full Plate
Adjusted: Yes
Movement Markings: Rockford Watch Co.
Rockford, Ill.
15 Jewels
Adjusted
Data Research: 1907 Rockford Serial List
Research Note: #15708: Verified as 18-Size KWKS Model 1 Marked "15 Jewels" and "Adjusted" [JH]
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Verifications & Observations

15501
Verification Serial Map
16000
  • November 29, 2019:
    Serial Number 15855 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Both key and lever set
    Both key and stem wind
    H. Abbots Pat May 14 '78
  • May 27, 2019:
    Serial Number 15549 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 9 JEWELS
  • August 21, 2018:
    Serial Number 15708 was reported as accurate
  • July 24, 2017:
    Serial Number 15695 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Unknown to M1-15j
    Factory Model changed from 2 to 1
  • December 25, 2015:
    Serial Number 15815 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Marked "15 jewels" on barrel bridge
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Unknown to M1-15j
    Jewels changed from 9j to 15j
  • December 9, 2014:
    Serial Number 15679 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Unknown to M1-15j
    Jewels changed from 9j to 15j
  • June 6, 2014:
    Serial Number 15758 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 15 Jewel
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Unknown to M1-15j
    Jewels changed from 9j to 15j
  • March 31, 2014:
    Serial Number 15691 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Unknown to M1-15j
    Jewels changed from 9j to 15j
  • March 1, 2014:
    Serial Number 15522 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Unknown to M1-15j
    Jewels changed from 9j to 15j
  • March 1, 2014:
    Serial Number 15522 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Unknown to M1-15j
    Jewels changed from 9j to 15j
  • April 26, 2013:
    Serial Number 15902 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Marked EXTRA, private label Fred Merck
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Unknown to M1-15j
    Jewels changed from 9j to 15j
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Rockford Grade M1-15J Pocket Watch