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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.
  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: 215

Manufacturer: South Bend
Manufacturer Location: South Bend, Indiana
Movement Serial Number: 734141
Grade: 215
Model: 2
Estimated Production Year: 1912
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 20,000
Size: 16s
Jewels: 17j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: No
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Railroad Grade: No
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Verifications & Observations

734001
Verification Serial Map
735000
  • March 11, 2017:
    Serial Number 734141 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • September 19, 2016:
    Serial Number 734261 was reported as accurate
  • February 22, 2016:
    Serial Number 734061 was reported as accurate
  • June 29, 2015:
    Serial Number 734330 was reported as accurate
  • March 12, 2015:
    Serial Number 734079 was reported as accurate
  • November 9, 2013:
    Serial Number 734987 was reported as accurate
  • January 11, 2013:
    Serial Number 734938 was reported as accurate
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