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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We noticed that you entered a relatively short serial number. "6487" 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.

Grade: Unknown

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Manufacturer: Rockford
Manufacturer Location: Rockford, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 6487
Grade: Unknown
Model: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1876
Size: 18s
Jewels: 9j
Movement Configuration: Either
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full Plate
Railroad Grade: No
Data Research: 1907 Rockford Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • April 19, 2020:
    Serial Number 6750 was reported as accurate
  • November 17, 2019:
    Serial Number 6413 was reported as accurate
  • October 27, 2019:
    Serial Number 6395 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: No. 6395 stamped as extra, and the jewels are
    marked as 77 it appears maybe 17 definitely not 9
    Curator Response: Thanks for the report. If possible, please upload an image of the movement to your collection for further evaluation and documentation.
  • September 20, 2014:
    Serial Number 6110 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: true model 1 only has one case screw.
  • September 20, 2014:
    Serial Number 6110 was reported as accurate
  • May 18, 2013:
    Serial Number 6887 was reported as accurate
  • April 26, 2013:
    Serial Number 6433 was reported as accurate
  • April 26, 2013:
    Serial Number 6433 was reported as accurate
  • April 26, 2013:
    Serial Number 6817 was reported as accurate
  • April 26, 2013:
    Serial Number 6317 was reported as accurate
  • January 25, 2013:
    Serial Number 6487 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Movement is marked "EXTRA" above the winding stem