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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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Grade: 640

Manufacturer: Rockford
Manufacturer Location: Rockford, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 824522
Grade: 640
Model: 3
Estimated Production Year: 1910
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 2,000
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: No
Data Research: c.1907 Rockford Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

824001
Verification Serial Map
825000
  • August 23, 2018:
    Serial Number 824977 was reported as accurate
  • March 4, 2018:
    Serial Number 824922 was reported as accurate
  • February 13, 2018:
    Serial Number 824522 was reported as accurate
  • December 27, 2017:
    Serial Number 824956 was reported as accurate
  • December 19, 2017:
    Serial Number 824284 was reported as accurate
  • May 25, 2016:
    Serial Number 824783 was reported as accurate
  • March 13, 2016:
    Serial Number 824244 was reported as accurate
  • September 29, 2015:
    Serial Number 824644 was reported as accurate
  • January 10, 2015:
    Serial Number 824671 was reported as accurate
  • June 13, 2014:
    Serial Number 824366 was reported as accurate
  • September 8, 2013:
    Serial Number 824129 was reported as accurate
  • July 23, 2013:
    Serial Number 824216 was reported as accurate
  • December 29, 2012:
    Serial Number 824738 was reported as accurate
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