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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South Bend Grade 331 Pocket Watch

Grade: 331

Manufacturer: South Bend
Manufacturer Location: South Bend, Indiana
Movement Serial Number: 495792
Grade: 331
Model: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1907
Run Quantity: 2,000
Grade/Model Run: 12 of 13
Total Production: 16,900
Size: 18s
Jewels: 15j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
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Verifications & Observations

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  • April 11, 2019:
    Serial Number 495290 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 333
    Curator Response: Thanks for the report. If possible, please upload an image of the movement to your collection for further evaluation and documentation.
  • December 1, 2018:
    Serial Number 495384 was reported as accurate
  • October 23, 2018:
    Serial Number 496263 was reported as accurate
  • September 22, 2018:
    Serial Number 495499 was reported as accurate
  • November 30, 2017:
    Serial Number 496110 was reported as accurate
  • September 20, 2017:
    Serial Number 495447 was reported as accurate
  • October 29, 2016:
    Serial Number 496324 was reported as accurate
  • September 22, 2015:
    Serial Number 496051 was reported as accurate
  • April 30, 2014:
    Serial Number 496263 was reported as accurate
  • August 4, 2012:
    Serial Number 496958 was reported as accurate
  • July 31, 2012:
    Serial Number 496906 was reported as accurate
  • July 22, 2012:
    Serial Number 496795 was reported as accurate
  • May 6, 2012:
    Serial Number 496794 was reported as accurate
South Bend Grade 331 Pocket Watch