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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 "guts" of the watch).
  2. Never use the serial number from the case or any other part.
  3. If the serial number includes a letter, enter it along with the number when using the lookup feature.
  4. 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.
  5. Always select the correct manufacturer, which is usually stamped on the watch movement.
  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

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Manufacturer: Rockford
Manufacturer Location: Rockford, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 53208
Grade: Unknown
Model: 2
Estimated Production Year: 1876
Size: 18s
Jewels: 9j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Railroad Grade: No
Data Research: c.1907 Rockford Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

53001
Verification Serial Map
54000
  • March 18, 2016:
    Serial Number 53195 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 53195 is stemwind , leverset ,with a cover where
    the arbor for k/w would be. Also it has 2 mounting
    screws , making it a model 2 ?
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Either to Hunting
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Lever
  • March 8, 2015:
    Serial Number 53901 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Either to Hunting
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Lever
  • July 27, 2013:
    Serial Number 53108 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Actual movement is stemwind, leverset. Does have
    an escutcheon where KW arbor would have been.
    Perhaps transitional movement.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Lever
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Rockford Grade Unknown Pocket Watch