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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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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
ANTIQUE 1882 BIRMINGHAM WALTHAM MASS, POCKET WATCH SOLID SILVER CASED
Source: eBay Auctions
23 $57.00 2 Hours, 30 Minutes
ANTIQUE OCTAGONAL ART DECO ELGIN WHITE GOLD POCKET WATCH 7 JEWELS 1925 RUNS
Source: eBay Auctions
303 12 7 1 $55.00 $35-65 2 Hours, 35 Minutes
ANTIQUE TWO TONE ART DECO ELGIN YELLOW GOLD POCKET WATCH 17 JEWELS 1909 RUNS
Source: eBay Auctions
384 12 17 1 $65.00 $35-80 2 Hours, 35 Minutes
18SZ 21JEWEL HAMPDEN GRADE JOHN HANCOCK MODEL3 POCKET WATCH RUNS GOOD NO RESERVE
Source: eBay Auctions
996 19s 19 35 $88.00 $185-305 3 Hours, 12 Minutes
1913 Hamilton 16S 21J DR Adj 5 Pos. SW LS Gr 992 20YGF Case Pocket Watch RR Grad
Source: eBay Auctions
992 16s 21 2 $76.00 3 Hours, 49 Minutes
VINTAGE 1939 HAMILTON 16S 992E 21 JEWELS RAILROAD GRADE POCKET WATCH - RUNNING
Source: eBay Auctions
992E 16s 21 8 $272.89 $285-500 4 Hours, 3 Minutes
Illinois Penn Special Pocket Watch 17 Jewel Pocket Watch with Celluloid Holder
Source: eBay Auctions
405 12 17 20 $77.00 $50-100 6 Hours, 0 Minutes
23 JEWEL, B W RAYMOND 16 SIZE ELGIN POCKET WATCH IN ORIGINAL ELGIN CASE
Source: eBay Auctions
16s 23 1 $199.99 6 Hours, 14 Minutes
1868 Elgin "H. L. Culver" Coin Silver Pocket Watch, Not Running, Free USA Ship.
Source: eBay Auctions
12 $92.00 6 Hours, 28 Minutes
ANTIQUE SOUTH BEND USA OPEN FACED POCKET WATCH - CROWN WIND - 15 JEWELS SUPER
Source: eBay Auctions
15 9 $45.00 7 Hours, 4 Minutes
HAMILTON RAILROAD GRADE 992L ADJ 5 POS GOLD CENTER WHEEL 21 JEWEL POCKET WATCH
Source: eBay Auctions
992 16 21 24 $128.50 $165-285 7 Hours, 6 Minutes
Hampden Watch Co. Vintage 1894 Railway Pocket Watch FOR PARTS OR REPAIR #1498
Source: eBay Auctions
17 10 $63.00 7 Hours, 9 Minutes
Rare Waltham P. S. Bartlett Gold Hunter Pocket Watch, Near Mint? fully serviced.
Source: eBay Auctions
P.S. Bartlett 16s 17 8 $220.55 $65-145 7 Hours, 11 Minutes
1920 ELGIN R/Gold Gents Full Hunter Pocket Watch & Albert Chain. Antique
Source: eBay Auctions
292 16 7 16 $57.89 $50-145 7 Hours, 11 Minutes
1881 Waltham "Hillside" Coin Silver Pocket Watch, Runs Well, Free USA Shipping
Source: eBay Auctions
Hillside 14 13 3 $87.00 7 Hours, 30 Minutes
Elgin 221 Pocket Watch With 14K C.W. Mfg Co. Case (for repair)
Source: eBay Auctions
16s 15 20 $240.27 7 Hours, 31 Minutes
POCKET WATCH HAMILTON 44mm 14kt GOLD FILLED CASE 912 17 JEWELS! c3x1
Source: eBay Auctions
17 16 $77.00 7 Hours, 38 Minutes
rare 1913 17s Waltham Giant pocket watch gold plated very good condition working
Source: eBay Auctions
17s 7 8 $66.00 7 Hours, 41 Minutes
POCKET WATCH HAMILTON 45mm FANCY GOLD FILLED CASE 17 JEWELS ! c3x3
Source: eBay Auctions
17 14 $35.89 7 Hours, 42 Minutes
Hamilton 992b Pocket Watch
Source: eBay Auctions
7 $183.50 7 Hours, 43 Minutes
Hamilton Gold Plated Pocket Watch 990
Source: eBay Auctions
21 4 $86.50 7 Hours, 51 Minutes
Waltham Pocket Watch - 18 Size - Grade No. 820 - 15 Jewels - c.1902 Running
Source: eBay Auctions
No. 820 18s 15 1 $50.00 $50-110 8 Hours, 0 Minutes
POCKET WATCH HUNTER CASE ELGIN S.T. ABBOTT MARKET KNOXVILLE TENNESSEE FLAG !c4x6
Source: eBay Auctions
22 $36.00 8 Hours, 1 Minutes
Thomas Russell FULL HUNTER Gold Pltd POCKET WATCH V Fine Cond GWO Illinois Case
Source: eBay Auctions
12 $46.00 8 Hours, 24 Minutes
Superb 1910 Elgin 17j hunter pocket watch,25 year thickly G.P case,accurate
Source: eBay Auctions
339 16 17 16 $43.11 $65-185 8 Hours, 27 Minutes
Elgin Antique Pocket Watch in Hunter Sterling Silver Case from early 1900's
Source: eBay Auctions
306 16 15 2 $68.00 8 Hours, 56 Minutes
VINTAGE ELGIN CARVED GOLD FILLED HUNTER CASE SIZE 16 POCKET WATCH 1909
Source: eBay Auctions
295 16s 15 2 $63.22 $50-125 8 Hours, 57 Minutes
Elgin 19th Century Pocket Watch in Open Face Silver Case, c.1893-94
Source: eBay Auctions
104 16 7 1 $49.95 8 Hours, 59 Minutes
HAMILTON 16SZ 17 JEWEL GRADE 974 POCKET WATCH RUNS GOOD NO RESERVE
Source: eBay Auctions
974 16s 17 13 $102.50 $75-140 9 Hours, 0 Minutes
VINTAGE WALTHAM CARVED GOLD FILLED SIZE 0 POCKET WATCH 1907
Source: eBay Auctions
No. 165 0s 15 2 $56.00 $60-145 9 Hours, 2 Minutes
1883 Wm Ellery Waltham Coin Silver Pocket Watch
Source: eBay Auctions
No. 1 8s 7 1 $39.95 9 Hours, 4 Minutes
VINTAGE ELGIN CARVED GOLD FILLED HUNTER CASE SIZE 6 POCKET WATCH 1894
Source: eBay Auctions
117 6s 7 15 $91.00 $55-135 9 Hours, 12 Minutes
VINTAGE ELGIN CARVED GOLD FILLED SIZE 16 POCKET WATCH 1944
Source: eBay Auctions
573 16s 17 6 $112.50 $65-115 9 Hours, 17 Minutes
Hamilton Watch Co 940 Railroad Pocket Watch 21J 18S
Source: eBay Auctions
940 18s 21 4 $130.50 $160-280 9 Hours, 19 Minutes
Elgin National Watch Co.-Antique Pocket Watch -Non-Running
Source: eBay Auctions
312 16 15 5 $35.99 9 Hours, 21 Minutes
VINTAGE ELGIN SIZE 16 POCKET WATCH 1945
Source: eBay Auctions
575 16s 15 2 $65.55 $50-85 9 Hours, 23 Minutes
VINTAGE ILLINOIS CARVED GOLD FILLED SIZE 16 POCKET WATCH 1923
Source: eBay Auctions
305 16s 17 3 $66.55 $65-125 9 Hours, 29 Minutes
Waltham Pocket Watch, 17j, 14k Solid Gold Hunter Case
Source: eBay Auctions
No. 625 16s 17 16 $611.01 9 Hours, 34 Minutes
Estate Vintage Elgin 17 Jewels Rail Road Pocket Watch with Enameled Watch Chain
Source: eBay Auctions
17 8 $96.00 9 Hours, 53 Minutes
Hampden Anchor Grade 17 Jewels 18s pocket watch made in 1897 - Railroad Grade
Source: eBay Auctions
18s 17 1 $99.99 10 Hours, 19 Minutes
Large Group of Elgin 16 Size Pocket Watch Balance Staffs. 3A
Source: eBay Auctions
16s 17 $51.00 10 Hours, 58 Minutes
RARE working 1912 15 jewels Hunter case Elgin pocket watch 16768318 size 12s
Source: eBay Auctions
12s 15 1 $40.00 11 Hours, 23 Minutes
BW Raymond ELGIN 20 yr. GF open face POCKET WATCH 19 jewels for parts restore
Source: eBay Auctions
455 18s 19 1 $49.99 11 Hours, 27 Minutes
VINTAGE HAMILTON POCKET WATCH - 17 JEWELS - SIZE 16 -- 1920's
Source: eBay Auctions
16s 17 9 $42.00 11 Hours, 28 Minutes
Art Deco Elgin 14k Gold Mens Crazy Octagonal Antique Pocket Watch 12S
Source: eBay Auctions
12s 17 17 $51.00 11 Hours, 47 Minutes
Rare 1900 Elgin grade 229 18s Pocket Watch Beautiful condition & Runs well
Source: eBay Auctions
229 18s 17 12 $64.37 $50-115 12 Hours, 0 Minutes
high grade 19J adjusted Elgin Natl Watch Co 12s pocket watch Ca 1907
Source: eBay Auctions
193 12s 19 2 $102.50 $60-140 12 Hours, 5 Minutes
ELGIN POCKET WATCH 15 JEWELS NICKEL CASE
Source: eBay Auctions
15 11 $38.00 12 Hours, 8 Minutes
A C CaJacob Wapakoneta O. - Rockford 17J nickel damasceened 18s pocket watch
Source: eBay Auctions
935 18s 17 1 $120.00 $60-135 12 Hours, 31 Minutes
ANTIQUE 1883 ELGIN FULL HUNTER 11 JEWELS SIDEWINDER POCKET WATCH ESTATE
Source: eBay Auctions
10 18s 11 3 $77.00 $55-145 12 Hours, 31 Minutes