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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 "guts" of the watch).
  2. Never use the serial number from the case or any other part.
  3. If the serial number includes a letter, enter it along with the number when using the lookup feature.
  4. 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.
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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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South Bend Grade 295 Pocket Watch

Grade: 295

Polaris

Manufacturer: South Bend
Manufacturer Location: South Bend, Indiana
Movement Serial Number: 518136
Grade: 295
Model: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1908
Run Quantity: 500
Grade/Model Run: 6 of 6
Total Production: 1,500
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
Jewel Setting: Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Inlay Color: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Regulator: South Bend Needle
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Movement Markings: South Bend Watch Co.
Ind. U.S.A.
21 Jewels
Adjusted
To 5 Positions
Double Roller
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Verifications & Observations

518001
Verification Serial Map
518500
  • September 19, 2019:
    Serial Number 518473 was reported as accurate
  • May 2, 2019:
    Serial Number 518485 was reported as accurate
  • January 2, 2018:
    Serial Number 518454 was reported as accurate
  • January 2, 2018:
    Serial Number 518236 was reported as accurate
  • April 14, 2017:
    Serial Number 518126 was reported as accurate
  • November 18, 2016:
    Serial Number 518436 was reported as accurate
  • February 3, 2016:
    Serial Number 518248 was reported as accurate
  • December 19, 2015:
    Serial Number 518340 was reported as accurate
  • November 9, 2015:
    Serial Number 518283 was reported as accurate
  • September 3, 2015:
    Serial Number 518283 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Polaris Model
  • March 26, 2015:
    Serial Number 518248 was reported as accurate
  • March 21, 2015:
    Serial Number 518248 was reported as accurate
  • March 5, 2015:
    Serial Number 518358 was reported as accurate
  • December 24, 2013:
    Serial Number 518387 was reported as accurate
  • October 6, 2013:
    Serial Number 518484 was reported as accurate
  • September 16, 2013:
    Serial Number 518277 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: It seems to be Polaris serial number from run:
    518001-518500,PLR,16,1,21,500,1908
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South Bend Grade 295 Pocket Watch