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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).
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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 227

Manufacturer: South Bend
Manufacturer Location: South Bend, Indiana
Movement Serial Number: 1188714
Grade: 227
Model: 2
Estimated Production Year: 1927
Run Quantity: 5,000
Grade/Model Run: 27 of 28
Total Production: 45,000
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Bridge Plate
Bridge Type: 3-finger
Double Roller: Yes
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
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Verifications & Observations

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1193000
  • January 16, 2020:
    Serial Number 1188716 was reported as accurate
  • December 30, 2019:
    Serial Number 1190566 was reported as accurate
  • December 22, 2019:
    Serial Number 1191913 was reported as accurate
  • November 21, 2019:
    Serial Number 1192636 was reported as accurate
  • November 21, 2019:
    Serial Number 1190379 was reported as accurate
  • November 16, 2019:
    Serial Number 1190460 was reported as accurate
  • November 9, 2019:
    Serial Number 1190139 was reported as accurate
  • April 28, 2019:
    Serial Number 1191510 was reported as accurate
  • April 14, 2019:
    Serial Number 1188942 was reported as accurate
  • January 16, 2019:
    Serial Number 1188714 was reported as accurate
  • January 16, 2019:
    Serial Number 1188714 was reported as accurate
  • August 12, 2018:
    Serial Number 1188607 was reported as accurate
  • June 24, 2018:
    Serial Number 1192692 was reported as accurate
  • May 9, 2018:
    Serial Number 1188215 was reported as accurate
  • March 10, 2018:
    Serial Number 1191890 was reported as accurate
  • December 17, 2017:
    Serial Number 1192969 was reported as accurate
  • December 17, 2017:
    Serial Number 1192969 was reported as accurate
  • December 10, 2017:
    Serial Number 1191289 was reported as accurate
  • November 24, 2017:
    Serial Number 1191579 was reported as accurate
  • November 16, 2017:
    Serial Number 1190844 was reported as accurate
  • November 2, 2017:
    Serial Number 1190803 was reported as accurate
  • October 16, 2017:
    Serial Number 1192827 was reported as accurate
  • September 20, 2017:
    Serial Number 1192204 was reported as accurate
  • August 9, 2017:
    Serial Number 1190844 was reported as accurate
  • August 3, 2017:
    Serial Number 1191545 was reported as accurate
  • April 12, 2017:
    Serial Number 1191041 was reported as accurate
  • March 30, 2017:
    Serial Number 1192528 was reported as accurate
  • March 25, 2017:
    Serial Number 1192698 was reported as accurate
  • February 25, 2017:
    Serial Number 1191059 was reported as accurate
  • February 23, 2017:
    Serial Number 1191469 was reported as accurate
  • February 1, 2017:
    Serial Number 1191840 was reported as accurate
  • November 18, 2016:
    Serial Number 1192794 was reported as accurate
  • November 6, 2016:
    Serial Number 1191265 was reported as accurate
  • November 6, 2016:
    Serial Number 1191265 was reported as accurate
  • July 9, 2016:
    Serial Number 1189815 was reported as accurate
  • June 11, 2016:
    Serial Number 1191297 was reported as accurate
  • May 26, 2016:
    Serial Number 1188367 was reported as accurate
  • April 19, 2016:
    Serial Number 1189057 was reported as accurate
  • January 19, 2016:
    Serial Number 1190301 was reported as accurate
  • January 18, 2016:
    Serial Number 1190301 was reported as accurate
  • September 23, 2015:
    Serial Number 1192846 was reported as accurate
  • July 27, 2015:
    Serial Number 1189275 was reported as accurate
  • July 27, 2015:
    Serial Number 1189275 was reported as accurate
  • April 30, 2015:
    Serial Number 1191236 was reported as accurate
  • April 30, 2015:
    Serial Number 1191236 was reported as accurate
  • March 13, 2015:
    Serial Number 1191343 was reported as accurate
  • February 25, 2015:
    Serial Number 1189743 was reported as accurate
  • February 12, 2015:
    Serial Number 1191728 was reported as accurate
  • December 28, 2014:
    Serial Number 1189675 was reported as accurate
  • November 2, 2014:
    Serial Number 1192752 was reported as accurate
  • August 27, 2014:
    Serial Number 1190653 was reported as accurate
  • July 31, 2014:
    Serial Number 1188787 was reported as accurate
  • July 2, 2014:
    Serial Number 1191750 was reported as accurate
  • May 11, 2014:
    Serial Number 1192033 was reported as accurate
  • March 10, 2014:
    Serial Number 1191597 was reported as accurate
  • December 28, 2013:
    Serial Number 1192704 was reported as accurate
  • December 3, 2013:
    Serial Number 1189672 was reported as accurate
  • October 21, 2013:
    Serial Number 1192335 was reported as accurate
  • October 7, 2013:
    Serial Number 1191936 was reported as accurate
  • September 14, 2013:
    Serial Number 1189285 was reported as accurate
  • August 31, 2013:
    Serial Number 1192454 was reported as accurate
  • August 26, 2013:
    Serial Number 1191847 was reported as accurate
  • August 22, 2013:
    Serial Number 1192846 was reported as accurate
  • August 19, 2013:
    Serial Number 1192324 was reported as accurate
  • June 28, 2013:
    Serial Number 1192497 was reported as accurate
  • June 17, 2013:
    Serial Number 1191408 was reported as accurate
  • April 29, 2013:
    Serial Number 1192365 was reported as accurate
  • March 17, 2013:
    Serial Number 1192410 was reported as accurate
  • November 9, 2012:
    Serial Number 1192720 was reported as accurate
  • September 17, 2012:
    Serial Number 1192692 was reported as accurate
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