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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).
  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 207 Pocket Watch

Grade: 207

Manufacturer: South Bend
Manufacturer Location: South Bend, Indiana
Movement Serial Number: 611056
Grade: 207
Model: 2
Estimated Production Year: 1910
Run Quantity: 1,000
Grade/Model Run: 4 of 35
Total Production: 35,000
Size: 16s
Jewels: 15j
Jewel Material: Ruby
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Regulator: Micrometric
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
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Verifications & Observations

611001
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  • January 27, 2020:
    Serial Number 611056 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: MARKED 215, 17 JEWELS
    Curator Response: Thanks for the report. If possible, please upload an image of the movement to your collection for further evaluation and documentation.
  • October 25, 2018:
    Serial Number 611138 was reported as accurate
  • December 4, 2016:
    Serial Number 611492 was reported as accurate
  • July 25, 2016:
    Serial Number 611397 was reported as accurate
  • August 9, 2014:
    Serial Number 611548 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • May 9, 2012:
    Serial Number 611882 was reported as accurate
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South Bend Grade 207 Pocket Watch