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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: 151

Manufacturer: Rockford
Manufacturer Location: Rockford, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 889210
Grade: 151
Model: 2
Estimated Production Year: 1912
Run Quantity: 900
Total Production: 900
Size: 0s
Jewels: 15j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Adjusted: Yes
Railroad Grade: No
Data Research: c.1907 Rockford Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • September 14, 2018:
    Serial Number 889210 was reported as accurate
  • July 13, 2018:
    Serial Number 889210 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Unknown to 151
  • June 13, 2018:
    Serial Number 889044 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Unknown to 151
  • January 13, 2018:
    Serial Number 889770 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Unknown to 151
  • June 16, 2013:
    Serial Number 889012 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: It is is correct!!! but the ones pictured, are
    hunter case movments
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Unknown to 151
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