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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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Manufacturer: Rockford
Manufacturer Location: Rockford, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 19008
Grade: Unknown
Model: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1876
Size: 18s
Jewels: 15j
Movement Configuration: Either
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full Plate
Data Research: 1907 Rockford Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

19001
Verification Serial Map
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  • January 25, 2019:
    Serial Number 19008 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Movement engraved as "9 JEWELS" (see photo)
  • October 2, 2018:
    Serial Number 19250 was reported as accurate
  • August 16, 2017:
    Serial Number 19490 was reported as accurate
  • January 21, 2017:
    Serial Number 19386 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Previously noted as accurate, but movement is
    actually marked "15 Jewels"
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 9j to 15j
  • July 7, 2014:
    Serial Number 19499 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 9j to 15j
  • May 15, 2014:
    Serial Number 19386 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 9j to 15j
  • March 8, 2013:
    Serial Number 19837 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 9j to 15j
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