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: 227

Manufacturer: South Bend
Manufacturer Location: South Bend, Indiana
Movement Serial Number: 924678
Grade: 227
Model: 2
Estimated Production Year: 1919
Run Quantity: 1,000
Grade/Model Run: 13 of 28
Total Production: 45,000
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Bridge Plate
Bridge Type: 3-finger
Double Roller: Yes
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
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Verifications & Observations

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  • September 6, 2019:
    Serial Number 924870 was reported as accurate
  • July 5, 2019:
    Serial Number 924684 was reported as accurate
  • February 11, 2019:
    Serial Number 924678 was reported as accurate
  • April 18, 2016:
    Serial Number 924853 was reported as accurate
  • April 29, 2015:
    Serial Number 924641 was reported as accurate
  • January 22, 2015:
    Serial Number 924641 was reported as accurate
  • April 6, 2014:
    Serial Number 924436 was reported as accurate
  • December 3, 2013:
    Serial Number 924032 was reported as accurate
  • August 16, 2013:
    Serial Number 924899 was reported as accurate
  • May 6, 2013:
    Serial Number 924963 was reported as accurate
  • January 22, 2013:
    Serial Number 924967 was reported as accurate