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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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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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We noticed that you entered a relatively short serial number. "5443" could possibly indicate the grade of the watch and not the serial number of your movement. Serial numbers are usually more than a few digits.
Rockford Grade Unknown Pocket Watch

Grade: Unknown

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Manufacturer: Rockford
Manufacturer Location: Rockford, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 5443
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: c.1907 Rockford Serial List
Research Note: #5963: Verified as Marked "Rockford Watch Co.; Rockford, Ill. 15 Jewels." Gilt Plates, Model 1. [JH] #5443: Reported as Marked "Extra" and "9 Jewels."
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Verifications & Observations

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  • May 5, 2019:
    Serial Number 5443 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Movement 5443 marked "Extra" and "9 Jewels"
    Curator Response: Thanks for the report. This information has been noted in the research notes for this run.
  • April 8, 2019:
    Serial Number 5275 was reported as accurate
  • October 23, 2017:
    Serial Number 5612 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 5612 is marked "15 Jewels" on barrel bridge , has
    a cutaway balance cock and micro regulator
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 9j to 15j
  • March 22, 2017:
    Serial Number 5695 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 9j to 15j
  • April 9, 2015:
    Serial Number 5917 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 9j to 15j
  • December 14, 2014:
    Serial Number 5654 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 9j to 15j
  • February 2, 2014:
    Serial Number 5183 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Marked 15 Jewels
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 9j to 15j
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Rockford Grade Unknown Pocket Watch