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.
  5. Always select the correct manufacturer, which is usually stamped on the watch movement.
  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: 332

Manufacturer: South Bend
Manufacturer Location: South Bend, Indiana
Movement Serial Number: 562909
Grade: 332
Model: 2
Estimated Production Year: 1909
Run Quantity: 1,000
Grade/Model Run: 4 of 5
Total Production: 5,000
Size: 18s
Jewels: 15j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
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Verifications & Observations

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  • April 18, 2019:
    Serial Number 562522 was reported as accurate
  • July 19, 2018:
    Serial Number 562274 was reported as accurate
  • May 16, 2018:
    Serial Number 562192 was reported as accurate
  • May 27, 2017:
    Serial Number 562270 was reported as accurate
  • June 15, 2016:
    Serial Number 562447 was reported as accurate
  • February 26, 2016:
    Serial Number 562257 was reported as accurate
  • December 14, 2013:
    Serial Number 562762 was reported as accurate
  • July 18, 2013:
    Serial Number 562862 was reported as accurate