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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:

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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 164

Manufacturer: Rockford
Manufacturer Location: Rockford, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 935655
Grade: 164
Model: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1914
Run Quantity: 500
Total Production: 1,400
Size: 3/0s
Jewels: 15j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Railroad Grade: No
Data Research: c.1907 Rockford Serial List
Research Note: #935616 and #935655: Verified as 3/0s. Run is likely mixed with 0s and 3/0s.
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Verifications & Observations

935501
Verification Serial Map
936000
  • March 1, 2016:
    Serial Number 935655 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 3/0 size; 15 jewels; 3 finger bridge layout.
    Curator Response: Thanks for the report. The database has been update accordingly.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Unknown to 164
    Size changed from 12 to 3/0
    Jewels changed from 21j to 15j
    Factory Model changed from 2 to 1
  • November 4, 2014:
    Serial Number 935523 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: This number is on a 15 jewel 0-size hunter
    movement
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Unknown to 164
    Size changed from 12 to 3/0
    Jewels changed from 21j to 15j
    Factory Model changed from 2 to 1
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
  • May 16, 2013:
    Serial Number 935565 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Ladies 0 size, 15 jewels. In a 20 year Illinois
    Elgin open case. Case # 5232493
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Unknown to 164
    Size changed from 12 to 3/0
    Jewels changed from 21j to 15j
    Factory Model changed from 2 to 1
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
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