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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.
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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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Grade: 810

Manufacturer: Rockford
Manufacturer Location: Rockford, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 542490
Grade: 810
Model: 10
Estimated Production Year: 1899
Run Quantity: 200
Total Production: 1,408
Size: 18s
Jewels: 21j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Inlay Color: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Train: Quick
Regulator: Micrometric
Hairspring: Breguet
Standard Dial Type: Double-Sunk
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
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Verifications & Observations

542301
Verification Serial Map
542500
  • October 12, 2017:
    Serial Number 542352 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Marked "RG" in circle
    Rockford Catalog I have has these adjusted to 5
    positions & Temp
    Double sunk dial with marginal figures
    This one also marked U.S.A
    Also meets Railroad Grade Watch Standards of the
    Time
  • August 9, 2014:
    Serial Number 542351 was reported as accurate
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