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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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Grade: 429

Manufacturer: South Bend
Manufacturer Location: South Bend, Indiana
Movement Serial Number: 1035070
Grade: 429
Model: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1923
Run Quantity: 2,000
Grade/Model Run: 43 of 55
Total Production: 93,900
Size: 12s
Jewels: 19j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: Bridge Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 4
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Railroad Grade: No
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Verifications & Observations

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  • January 28, 2020:
    Serial Number 1035435 was reported as accurate
  • December 30, 2019:
    Serial Number 1035070 was reported as accurate
  • January 21, 2019:
    Serial Number 1034189 was reported as accurate
  • January 11, 2018:
    Serial Number 1034788 was reported as accurate
  • February 7, 2015:
    Serial Number 1034113 was reported as accurate
  • January 15, 2015:
    Serial Number 1034113 was reported as accurate
  • January 5, 2015:
    Serial Number 1034113 was reported as accurate
  • May 4, 2014:
    Serial Number 1034183 was reported as accurate
  • January 22, 2014:
    Serial Number 1034282 was reported as accurate
  • July 24, 2013:
    Serial Number 1034626 was reported as accurate
  • March 18, 2013:
    Serial Number 1035469 was reported as accurate
  • November 2, 2012:
    Serial Number 1034555 was reported as accurate
  • July 31, 2012:
    Serial Number 1035469 was reported as accurate
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