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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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Auction Buying Guide

Note: Information displayed on this page is derived automatically from the auction listing and may be incorrect. Please confirm all details independently.

Image Title Grade Size Jewel Count Bids Current Price Est. Closing Price Time Left
Vintage 1919 Illinois Bunn Special, Size 16s, 21 Jewels , rubies Pocket Watch
Source: eBay Auctions
Bunn Special 16s 21 3 $74.00 $190-375 4 Hours, 12 Minutes
Waltham 1887 Pocket Watch 11 jewel 14s WITH Silver chain WORKING MINT antique 
Source: eBay Auctions
11 5 $81.00 6 Hours, 9 Minutes
Illinois men’s gold pocket watch
Source: eBay Auctions
4 $78.00 8 Hours, 12 Minutes
Sweet 1908 Waltham Two-Tone 18S 845 Railroad Pocket Watch
Source: eBay Auctions
No. 845 18s 21 18 $154.50 $150-280 8 Hours, 22 Minutes
Hamilton Selfwinding Watch Day-Date Mid-Century
Source: eBay Auctions
1 $300.00 8 Hours, 23 Minutes
BWRaymond Elgin Pocket Watch 19j
Source: eBay Auctions
19 2 $62.00 11 Hours, 8 Minutes
Military WW2 ORD DEPT. Hamilton Wrist Watch Runs Great!! Wind Up And Still Works
Source: eBay Auctions
10 $77.10 11 Hours, 54 Minutes
EXCELLENT HAMILTON PILOT KHAKI MECHANICAL 80 HR POWER WATCH H76419931
Source: eBay Auctions
3 $569.00 12 Hours, 2 Minutes
1881 ELGIN BW RAYMOND GRADE 69 15J 18S KW HC POCKET WATCH FOR REPAIR
Source: eBay Auctions
18s 15 2 $52.00 12 Hours, 10 Minutes
J M Wheeler Elgin Pocket Watch 15j 18 Size, Running
Source: eBay Auctions
18s 15 2 $38.00 12 Hours, 15 Minutes
E.Howard Series 7 12S 17J Pocket Watch in Original Case with License NR
Source: eBay Auctions
Series 7 12s 17 29 $113.50 $75-180 13 Hours, 14 Minutes
Vintage Elgin 717 Golf Ball Direct Read Wrist Watch w/ Box 17 Jewel Runs Well
Source: eBay Auctions
17 8 $41.00 13 Hours, 48 Minutes
ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS 21J FANCY ENGRAVED HUNTING CASE POCKET WATCH GOLD FILL
Source: eBay Auctions
Unknown 18 21 17 $50.00 14 Hours, 19 Minutes
Vintage Lady Elgin Ladies Solid 14K Yellow Gold Mechanical Watch 23j Runs!
Source: eBay Auctions
23 6 $66.00 14 Hours, 29 Minutes
14K SOLID YELLOW GOLD 32.7 GRAMS 1884 WALTHAM WATCH CASE GOLD SCRAP $994 MELT!
Source: eBay Auctions
36 $761.00 14 Hours, 42 Minutes
1904 Hampden- Wm McKinley 17J,16sz, GF Hunting Case Case Pocket Watch ct24
Source: eBay Auctions
16s 17 13 $79.00 15 Hours, 29 Minutes
14K Solid White Gold 1920s Ladies Watch Case Elgin 3.7 Grams Wrist Watch
Source: eBay Auctions
12 $84.00 15 Hours, 31 Minutes
14k Gold Filled Elgin Pocket Watch Hunter Case Parts Or Repair
Source: eBay Auctions
19 $42.00 15 Hours, 48 Minutes
Vintage 1973 Hamilton British Military Watch W10 Nice Condition.
Source: eBay Auctions
23 $155.00 16 Hours, 25 Minutes
Antique Waltham Pocket Watch - G.F. Full Hunter - 12s Nickel Running - NR
Source: eBay Auctions
12s 21 $51.00 16 Hours, 46 Minutes
ILLINOIS WATCH CO 16S 17 JEWEL POCKET WATCH FAHYS HUNTER GF CASE
Source: eBay Auctions
305 16s 17 3 $42.00 $55-110 17 Hours, 4 Minutes
WALTHAM VANGUARD 23 JEWEL UP/DOWN WIND INDICATOR POCKET WATCH W/ LOSSIER HAIRSPR
Source: eBay Auctions
Vanguard 16s 23 11 $660.00 $180-470 17 Hours, 4 Minutes
Elgin Pocket Watch Dueber Red minute numbers railroad? Clean nice antique old
Source: eBay Auctions
9 $61.00 17 Hours, 29 Minutes
Unique ELGIN POCKET WATCH GOLD CHAIN Blue Numerals SEE THROUGH BACK 17 JEWELS
Source: eBay Auctions
17 1 $49.99 17 Hours, 37 Minutes
Waltham Pocket Watch engraved 1st Sgt US Army Service 16th Inf 1908-1939 & paper
Source: eBay Auctions
No. 217 12 17 1 $149.99 $30-85 18 Hours, 39 Minutes
Antique Waltham Pocket Watch - G.F. Half Hunter - 18s Nickel Running - NR
Source: eBay Auctions
18s 17 $62.00 18 Hours, 47 Minutes
EARLY LOW S# ROCKFORD 18S MOD #1 KW-KS HUNTING POCKET WATCH c1877- FOR REPAIR
Source: eBay Auctions
Unknown 18s 19 5 $152.50 18 Hours, 55 Minutes
1905 South Bend 17J 18 Size Multi Colored Gold Applique Masonic Pocket Watch NR!
Source: eBay Auctions
18s 17 13 $80.00 18 Hours, 55 Minutes
1948 Hamilton 992B 21 Jewel 16 Size Fancy Hamilton Case Railroad Pocket Watch NR
Source: eBay Auctions
16s 21 39 $320.00 18 Hours, 55 Minutes
ANTIQUE ELGIN POCKET WATCH 12 SIZE 7 JEWEL -RUNS
Source: eBay Auctions
303 12s 7 14 $36.55 $35-65 19 Hours, 8 Minutes
1896 Waltham Seaside~42mm (1-11/16")~6s Gold Filled Hunter Pocket Watch W/Chain
Source: eBay Auctions
Seaside 6s 7 12 $51.00 19 Hours, 25 Minutes
Premium Grade 1912 Waltham~12s~17J~44MM Antique Nickle Pocket Watch & Chain
Source: eBay Auctions
No. 225 12s 17 9 $46.00 19 Hours, 25 Minutes
Men’s Hamilton Khaki Field Day/Date H705050 Automatic Watch
Source: eBay Auctions
6 $270.00 19 Hours, 26 Minutes
Elgin Model 6 Grade 152 Gold-Plated Hunting Case Pocket Watch 16s, 15j *Running*
Source: eBay Auctions
16s 15 10 $44.00 19 Hours, 29 Minutes
Beautiful Vintage Waltham Royal Size 16s Pocket Watch * No Crystal * Repair
Source: eBay Auctions
Royal 16s 17 1 $45.00 19 Hours, 30 Minutes
1882-3 Waltham 18s 11j Sterling Silver Pocket Watch PS Bartlett/1883 #1869378 OF
Source: eBay Auctions
P.S. Bartlett 18s 11 18 $46.00 19 Hours, 33 Minutes
Waltham Vanguard Pocket Watch 18s 21j Running Gold Filled Case Antique
Source: eBay Auctions
Vanguard 18s 21 29 $136.00 $170-320 19 Hours, 39 Minutes
Hamilton 4992B G.C.T. Pocket Watch U.S. 4C42891 Navigation Military
Source: eBay Auctions
4992B 16s 16 13 $237.50 $330-525 19 Hours, 41 Minutes
14k White Gold Lady Elgin Watch 7.2 Grams Scrap
Source: eBay Auctions
10 $64.00 19 Hours, 44 Minutes
Antique 1911 HAMILTON 975 16s 17J Gold plated Hunter Case Pocket Watch .repair
Source: eBay Auctions
975 16s 17 11 $54.00 19 Hours, 57 Minutes
Antique 1905 Elgin 0s Size Grade 320 Pocket Watch .runs. Gold Plated.
Source: eBay Auctions
320 0s 7 11 $36.00 $45-110 19 Hours, 59 Minutes
Vintage Military ELGIN U.S.A Grade:267 Model:2 Class:85 Sterling Watch!!!
Source: eBay Auctions
13 $112.50 20 Hours, 5 Minutes
** 14K SOLID GOLD **HAMILTON 19 JEWEL 982 WRIST WATCH
Source: eBay Auctions
19 8 $200.50 20 Hours, 25 Minutes
AS IS AS FOUND ** HAMILTON RAILWAY SPECIAL 21 JEWEL 992B ** POCKET WATCH
Source: eBay Auctions
21 5 $127.51 20 Hours, 25 Minutes
Vintage 1950 USA in 14K Gold Filled HAMILTON “Boulton” 19 Jewels Mens Watch
Source: eBay Auctions
19 14 $91.00 20 Hours, 27 Minutes
Vintage Men’s Waltham Watch 93 Years Old
Source: eBay Auctions
6s 15 21 $42.51 20 Hours, 35 Minutes
Hamilton Wilshire Swivel Lugs Drivers Watch Registered Edition 0207 Reissue
Source: eBay Auctions
3 $36.00 20 Hours, 40 Minutes
16s Elgin 7j Runs Coin Silver Hunter Case Watch And Case Weigh 4.3oz
Source: eBay Auctions
7 4 $57.00 20 Hours, 43 Minutes
HAMILTON LINWOOD CHRONOGRAPH DAY/DATE AUTOMATIC MEN'S WATCH H18516131 - $1,545
Source: eBay Auctions
25 17 $255.00 20 Hours, 55 Minutes
Waltham Premier 21 Jewel 10K Gold Fill Pocket Watch Not Working
Source: eBay Auctions
21 13 $42.00 20 Hours, 57 Minutes