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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:

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  2. Never use the serial number from the case or any other part.
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  6. If the manufacturer is not listed on the site, you may have a "private label" watch or it may not be American-made.
  7. 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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Rockford Grade Unknown Pocket Watch

Grade: Unknown

Manufacturer: Rockford
Manufacturer Location: Rockford, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 174867
Grade: Unknown
Model: 2
Estimated Production Year: 1883
Size: 18s
Jewels: 11j
Jewel Setting: Pressed Cup/Friction Settings
Movement Configuration: Either
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Signing Style: Old English
Movement Inlay Color: None
Movement Setting: Key
Wind Mechanism:Transitional
Plate: Full Plate
Regulator: Plain
Railroad Grade: No
Movement Markings: Rockford Watch Co.
Rockford, Ill.
Pat. Pinion
Data Research: c.1907 Rockford Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • February 6, 2018:
    Serial Number 173228 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 9 JEWELS; MOVEMENT SETTING: LEVER
  • November 7, 2017:
    Serial Number 171635 was reported as accurate
  • October 10, 2017:
    Serial Number 171635 was reported as accurate
  • July 31, 2017:
    Serial Number 173882 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: It is both key wind and stem wind and is both key
    set and lever set.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • January 2, 2017:
    Serial Number 175722 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • July 6, 2016:
    Serial Number 171220 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • May 6, 2016:
    Serial Number 172305 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: MODEL: 1; GRDE: ROCKFORD DID NOT ASSIGN GRADES TO
    EARLY WATCHES; KEY WIND
  • April 30, 2016:
    Serial Number 171650 was reported as accurate
  • March 3, 2015:
    Serial Number 175631 was reported as accurate
  • February 15, 2015:
    Serial Number 171217 was reported as accurate
  • November 16, 2014:
    Serial Number 171217 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • September 27, 2014:
    Serial Number 173561 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: #173561 movement and dial only
    found on ebay - 9/27/2014
    KWKS
    Gilt finish
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • September 16, 2014:
    Serial Number 171615 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • May 26, 2014:
    Serial Number 171795 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • February 22, 2014:
    Serial Number 175026 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 175026 is 11 Jewels - Pendant/KW - Lever Set -
    Model 2 (Not Model 6)
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • November 4, 2013:
    Serial Number 171641 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: serial number 171641 was a railroad issued watch
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • April 8, 2013:
    Serial Number 174246 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • April 6, 2013:
    Serial Number 174206 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: S/N# 174206 listed on eBay as 1883, 18s,
    Pendant/Key/Lever Set, Hunting, 11J, Model 6,
    Grade ? Listing states 100% Guaranteed as
    Discribed
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
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Rockford Grade Unknown Pocket Watch