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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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Grade: 219

Manufacturer: South Bend
Manufacturer Location: South Bend, Indiana
Movement Serial Number: 812816
Grade: 219
Model: 2
Estimated Production Year: 1914
Run Quantity: 2,000
Grade/Model Run: 4 of 35
Total Production: 42,000
Size: 16s
Jewels: 19j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: Bridge Plate
Bridge Type: 3-finger
Double Roller: Yes
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 4
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Railroad Grade: No
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Verifications & Observations

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Verification Serial Map
814000
  • November 25, 2019:
    Serial Number 812005 was reported as accurate
  • September 27, 2019:
    Serial Number 812339 was reported as accurate
  • February 23, 2019:
    Serial Number 813164 was reported as accurate
  • February 15, 2019:
    Serial Number 812595 was reported as accurate
  • December 20, 2018:
    Serial Number 813538 was reported as accurate
  • March 7, 2018:
    Serial Number 812871 was reported as accurate
  • March 8, 2017:
    Serial Number 813163 was reported as accurate
  • June 7, 2016:
    Serial Number 813347 was reported as accurate
  • December 1, 2015:
    Serial Number 812816 was reported as accurate
  • October 6, 2015:
    Serial Number 812409 was reported as accurate
  • October 5, 2015:
    Serial Number 812863 was reported as accurate
  • February 18, 2015:
    Serial Number 813461 was reported as accurate
  • July 13, 2014:
    Serial Number 813918 was reported as accurate
  • February 4, 2014:
    Serial Number 812222 was reported as accurate
  • February 3, 2014:
    Serial Number 812222 was reported as accurate
  • January 30, 2014:
    Serial Number 812222 was reported as accurate
  • December 23, 2013:
    Serial Number 813051 was reported as accurate
  • July 28, 2013:
    Serial Number 812374 was reported as accurate
  • July 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 813096 was reported as accurate
  • April 20, 2013:
    Serial Number 812008 was reported as accurate
  • April 12, 2013:
    Serial Number 812009 was reported as accurate
  • January 29, 2013:
    Serial Number 812697 was reported as accurate
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