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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.
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Due to the lack of existing factory records, our Seth Thomas database has been reconstructed using observations of known watches.
As a result, the information may contain inaccuracies. Please let us know if you have details that can improve the database.

Grade: 35

Eagle

Manufacturer: Seth Thomas
Manufacturer Location: Thomaston, Connecticut
Movement Serial Number: 471342
Grade: 35
Model: 17
Size: 6s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Two-Tone
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Regulator: Plain
Hairspring: Breguet
Standard Dial Type: Single-Pressed
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Movement Markings: Seth Thomas
Thomaston, Conn.
Safety Pinion
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Verifications & Observations

  • March 19, 2020:
    Serial Number 471700 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Model 14
    Curator Response: According to Seth Thomas factory model records, this run falls within the Model 17 designated block. Please upload images for further evaluation.
  • January 25, 2020:
    Serial Number 480103 was reported as accurate
  • November 27, 2019:
    Serial Number 480103 was reported as accurate
  • October 28, 2019:
    Serial Number 495707 was reported as accurate
  • October 20, 2019:
    Serial Number 480103 was reported as accurate
  • August 28, 2019:
    Serial Number 497107 was reported as accurate
  • March 22, 2019:
    Serial Number 473972 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Movement markings:
    Edgemere
    Chicago, ILL.
    Safety Pinion
  • March 2, 2019:
    Serial Number 467999 was reported as accurate
  • June 27, 2018:
    Serial Number 498466 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Unknown to 35
  • April 11, 2018:
    Serial Number 479859 was reported as accurate
  • February 19, 2018:
    Serial Number 481556 was reported as accurate
  • December 25, 2017:
    Serial Number 481875 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: This one is marked edgemere 7 jewels Chicago I'll.
  • October 15, 2017:
    Serial Number 490603 was reported as accurate
  • August 28, 2017:
    Serial Number 468303 was reported as accurate
  • July 22, 2017:
    Serial Number 485112 was reported as accurate
  • April 20, 2017:
    Serial Number 467845 was reported as accurate
  • March 19, 2017:
    Serial Number 478128 was reported as accurate
  • March 19, 2017:
    Serial Number 478128 was reported as accurate
  • February 21, 2017:
    Serial Number 489145 was reported as accurate
  • November 16, 2016:
    Serial Number 481556 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Unknown to 35
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Two-Tone
    Movement Setting changed from Lever or Pendant to Lever
  • November 3, 2016:
    Serial Number 495889 was reported as accurate
  • June 10, 2016:
    Serial Number 471342 was reported as accurate
  • March 21, 2016:
    Serial Number 488543 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Unknown to 35
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Two-Tone
    Movement Setting changed from Lever or Pendant to Lever
  • December 17, 2015:
    Serial Number 495707 was reported as accurate
  • October 14, 2015:
    Serial Number 467193 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Size 12
  • September 25, 2015:
    Serial Number 479783 was reported as accurate
  • September 15, 2015:
    Serial Number 477365 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 2 tone lever set 7 jewels
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Unknown to 35
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Two-Tone
    Movement Setting changed from Lever or Pendant to Lever
  • September 1, 2015:
    Serial Number 467440 was reported as accurate
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