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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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Rockford Grade Unknown Pocket Watch

Grade: Unknown

Original data is missing for this range. Please report information about your watch movement, if known.

Manufacturer: Rockford
Manufacturer Location: Rockford, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 55818
Grade: Unknown
Model: 2
Estimated Production Year: 1876
Size: 18s
Jewels: 9j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Transition
Wind Mechanism:Transitional
Plate: Full Plate
Railroad Grade: No
Data Research: 1907 Rockford Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

55001
Verification Serial Map
56000
  • September 9, 2019:
    Serial Number 55914 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Watchmaker is WF Laraway Glenwood Iowa.
    It does match otherwise including the face.
  • September 9, 2019:
    Serial Number 55914 was reported as accurate
  • May 12, 2018:
    Serial Number 55066 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: upon closer examination , this may be a stem wind
    /lever set transitional , I will teardown and
    check serial numbers in the near future
    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 Transition
  • February 17, 2018:
    Serial Number 55076 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: THIS IS AN ORIGINAL TRANSITIONAL MV'T. / NOT A
    KEY WIND / IT IS LEVER SET / EITHER STEM OR KEY
    WIND!
    Curator Response: Thanks for the report. If possible, please upload an image of the movement to your collection so we can take a closer look.
    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 Transition
  • January 22, 2018:
    Serial Number 55076 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 Transition
  • January 9, 2018:
    Serial Number 55076 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 Transition
  • June 11, 2017:
    Serial Number 55443 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 Transition
  • March 8, 2017:
    Serial Number 55104 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    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 Transition
  • October 10, 2013:
    Serial Number 55667 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: This appears to be a model two, transitional model
    which is lever set and stem wound OR can be key
    wound but not set.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Transition
  • September 30, 2013:
    Serial Number 55929 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Transition
  • August 6, 2013:
    Serial Number 55558 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Transition
  • May 4, 2013:
    Serial Number 55058 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Transition
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Rockford Grade Unknown Pocket Watch