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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: 508

Private Label(s) in Run: Otto T.C. Colonius - St. Louis, MO. // G.E. Simanton's Precision Watch

Manufacturer: Seth Thomas
Manufacturer Location: Thomaston, Connecticut
Movement Serial Number: 80119
Grade: 508
Model: 2
Size: 18s
Jewels: 17j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Regulator: Micrometer
Standard Dial Type: Double-Sunk
Adjusted: No
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
Movement Markings: Otto T.C. Colonius
St. Louis, MO.
Safety Pinion
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Verifications & Observations

  • November 27, 2019:
    Serial Number 80119 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 15 jewel movement
    Private Label
    E.H. Fisher Elyria&Lorain (Ohio)
  • January 11, 2018:
    Serial Number 80328 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Private Label
    Yahn & Kiep.
    Joliet ILL.
  • February 16, 2015:
    Serial Number 80214 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Unknown to 508
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Nickel
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