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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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Manufacturer: Rockford
Manufacturer Location: Rockford, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 86509
Grade: Unknown
Model: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1876
Size: 18s
Jewels: 9j
Movement Configuration: Either
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Transition
Plate: Full Plate
Railroad Grade: No
Data Research: 1907 Rockford Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

86001
Verification Serial Map
87000
  • April 19, 2020:
    Serial Number 86381 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: This movement is a Transitional movement, Key
    Wind & Stem Wind, Lever Set.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Either to Either
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Transition
  • February 26, 2020:
    Serial Number 86381 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Either to Either
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Transition
  • January 24, 2020:
    Serial Number 86585 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Either to Either
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Transition
  • March 13, 2019:
    Serial Number 86430 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Either to Either
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Transition
  • February 7, 2019:
    Serial Number 86972 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Either to Either
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Transition
  • December 12, 2018:
    Serial Number 86509 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Either to Either
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Transition
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