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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:

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  6. If the manufacturer is not listed on the site, you may have a "private label" watch or it may not be American-made.
  7. 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: 227

Manufacturer: South Bend
Manufacturer Location: South Bend, Indiana
Movement Serial Number: 1218783
Grade: 227
Model: 2
Estimated Production Year: 1928
Run Quantity: 5,000
Grade/Model Run: 28 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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Verification Serial Map
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  • October 7, 2019:
    Serial Number 1221824 was reported as accurate
  • August 24, 2019:
    Serial Number 1219921 was reported as accurate
  • June 6, 2019:
    Serial Number 1219217 was reported as accurate
  • January 19, 2019:
    Serial Number 1221386 was reported as accurate
  • January 19, 2019:
    Serial Number 1218324 was reported as accurate
  • January 3, 2019:
    Serial Number 1219898 was reported as accurate
  • December 30, 2018:
    Serial Number 1219898 was reported as accurate
  • November 21, 2018:
    Serial Number 1221207 was reported as accurate
  • August 7, 2018:
    Serial Number 1218829 was reported as accurate
  • June 26, 2018:
    Serial Number 1218883 was reported as accurate
  • April 8, 2018:
    Serial Number 1222002 was reported as accurate
  • March 29, 2018:
    Serial Number 1222099 was reported as accurate
  • March 16, 2018:
    Serial Number 1219219 was reported as accurate
  • February 9, 2018:
    Serial Number 1219145 was reported as accurate
  • October 7, 2017:
    Serial Number 1222186 was reported as accurate
  • September 20, 2017:
    Serial Number 1222364 was reported as accurate
  • September 15, 2017:
    Serial Number 1219511 was reported as accurate
  • July 12, 2017:
    Serial Number 1220381 was reported as accurate
  • July 2, 2017:
    Serial Number 1218458 was reported as accurate
  • June 29, 2017:
    Serial Number 1218211 was reported as accurate
  • June 19, 2017:
    Serial Number 1218427 was reported as accurate
  • May 24, 2017:
    Serial Number 1220104 was reported as accurate
  • May 16, 2017:
    Serial Number 1222419 was reported as accurate
  • May 9, 2017:
    Serial Number 1220083 was reported as accurate
  • April 9, 2017:
    Serial Number 1219746 was reported as accurate
  • February 5, 2017:
    Serial Number 1219171 was reported as accurate
  • February 5, 2017:
    Serial Number 1219271 was reported as accurate
  • November 12, 2016:
    Serial Number 1220581 was reported as accurate
  • October 17, 2016:
    Serial Number 1220643 was reported as accurate
  • August 17, 2016:
    Serial Number 1222027 was reported as accurate
  • August 5, 2016:
    Serial Number 1221584 was reported as accurate
  • July 23, 2016:
    Serial Number 1222776 was reported as accurate
  • May 12, 2016:
    Serial Number 1221238 was reported as accurate
  • April 5, 2016:
    Serial Number 1218836 was reported as accurate
  • April 3, 2016:
    Serial Number 1221565 was reported as accurate
  • February 3, 2016:
    Serial Number 1220081 was reported as accurate
  • September 15, 2015:
    Serial Number 1222682 was reported as accurate
  • September 14, 2015:
    Serial Number 1222682 was reported as accurate
  • May 18, 2015:
    Serial Number 1222782 was reported as accurate
  • April 27, 2015:
    Serial Number 1222509 was reported as accurate
  • April 12, 2015:
    Serial Number 1218363 was reported as accurate
  • March 19, 2015:
    Serial Number 1218443 was reported as accurate
  • January 15, 2015:
    Serial Number 1221649 was reported as accurate
  • November 12, 2014:
    Serial Number 1219924 was reported as accurate
  • November 12, 2014:
    Serial Number 1219924 was reported as accurate
  • October 9, 2014:
    Serial Number 1218142 was reported as accurate
  • August 5, 2014:
    Serial Number 1219973 was reported as accurate
  • May 21, 2014:
    Serial Number 1221017 was reported as accurate
  • April 27, 2014:
    Serial Number 1220152 was reported as accurate
  • February 22, 2014:
    Serial Number 1219653 was reported as accurate
  • December 13, 2013:
    Serial Number 1221410 was reported as accurate
  • October 26, 2013:
    Serial Number 1218373 was reported as accurate
  • October 19, 2013:
    Serial Number 1221281 was reported as accurate
  • August 23, 2013:
    Serial Number 1219298 was reported as accurate
  • June 20, 2013:
    Serial Number 1222291 was reported as accurate
  • June 20, 2013:
    Serial Number 1220542 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • June 16, 2013:
    Serial Number 1220451 was reported as accurate
  • June 1, 2013:
    Serial Number 1222291 was reported as accurate
  • April 3, 2012:
    Serial Number 1222057 was reported as accurate
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