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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
Antique Gold Elgin Pocket Watch
Source: eBay Auctions
9 $54.00 1 Hours, 10 Minutes
Art Deco 1921 Minty Antique E. Howard 17j 12s Mens Pocket Watch Box Papers
Source: eBay Auctions
Series 7 12s 17 23 $152.50 $65-185 3 Hours, 1 Minutes
Antique Elgin Natl Pocket watch 15 jewels swc co warranted Gold BIG & HEAVY WORK
Source: eBay Auctions
15 7 $41.00 4 Hours, 2 Minutes
1928 Illinois Bunn Special Type III 60hr 21j 16s GF non working Pocket Watch
Source: eBay Auctions
Bunn Special 16s 21 3 $202.50 4 Hours, 20 Minutes
HAMILTON 917 10S 17J Adjusted 3 Positions 14K GF Pocket Watch Running Nice!!
Source: eBay Auctions
10s 17 2 $50.00 4 Hours, 35 Minutes
Hamilton Selfwinding Vintage Watch, Stainless Steel, Automatic, Ladies Size
Source: eBay Auctions
29s 1 $98.36 4 Hours, 43 Minutes
Waltham Serial No 4530292 14K Gold Plated Railroad Pocket Watch For Repair HS592
Source: eBay Auctions
11 $61.00 4 Hours, 46 Minutes
Hamilton 992B Railroad Special Pocket Watch 1940
Source: eBay Auctions
11 $83.00 5 Hours, 9 Minutes
White Vintage Hamilton Dixon Watch
Source: eBay Auctions
1 $75.00 5 Hours, 28 Minutes
14k Gold Hamilton Automatic Vintage 1960s Cal 661 Running Mens Wrist Watch
Source: eBay Auctions
26 $355.00 5 Hours, 30 Minutes
{4) Watch Group Elgin, Ideal USA, Waltham, New York, Standerd, Good Bal.
Source: eBay Auctions
17 $81.00 6 Hours, 1 Minutes
old pocket watch HAMPDEN MOLLY STARK engraved hunter case DUEBER lever set
Source: eBay Auctions
7 $38.00 6 Hours, 18 Minutes
Waltham Antique Pocket watch
Source: eBay Auctions
Sterling 18 7 4 $37.00 6 Hours, 30 Minutes
Hamilton 940 18S 21J 1908 Model 1 Silverode Case Railroad Pocket Watch Running
Source: eBay Auctions
940 18s 21 7 $87.00 $150-275 6 Hours, 33 Minutes
Antique 14k Solid White Gold Hamilton Women's Wrist Watch With Diamonds
Source: eBay Auctions
14 $157.50 6 Hours, 57 Minutes
ILLINOIS pocket watch, 21j, Grade-224, Model - 1, 1923, 12s, Runs intermittently
Source: eBay Auctions
224 12s 21 7 $82.00 7 Hours, 55 Minutes
Ball Pocket Watch 16s Comercial Standard
Source: eBay Auctions
16s 17 1 $139.00 8 Hours, 39 Minutes
HAMILTON ELECTRIC CALIBRE 505 GENTS VINTAGE WATCH c1960's-RARE!
Source: eBay Auctions
18 $84.00 8 Hours, 47 Minutes
Vintage Mens Elgin Trench Watch
Source: eBay Auctions
1 $54.99 8 Hours, 51 Minutes
VINTAGE AMERICAN WALTHAM 15 JEWEL GOLD FILLED HUNTER'S CASE POCKET WATCH
Source: eBay Auctions
Seaside 10s 15 10 $40.00 $55-160 9 Hours, 4 Minutes
VINTAGE MENS 1952 ELGIN DE LUXE WATCH*WHITE GOLD FILLED CASE*SERVICED* 
Source: eBay Auctions
12 18 17 10 $51.00 $65-165 9 Hours, 5 Minutes
VINTAGE “HAMILTON WATCH”, YELLOW GOLD-FILLED RECTANGLE, 17 JEWELS
Source: eBay Auctions
17 16 $37.00 9 Hours, 13 Minutes
1927 South Bend 12S 17J Pocket Watch
Source: eBay Auctions
12s 17 1 $40.00 9 Hours, 16 Minutes
Elgin Pocket Watch Winds And Runs 16s 15 jewel Hunter Case Rolled 10K Roman
Source: eBay Auctions
312 16s 15 4 $46.00 $50-130 9 Hours, 18 Minutes
1938 Hamilton Model 2 Railroad Pocket Watch 992E 16s 21j 10K GF Case Works
Source: eBay Auctions
992E 16s 21 10 $166.50 $270-485 9 Hours, 26 Minutes
Scarce 1929 Illinois 16s 19 Jewel Grade 707 Gold Filled Pocket Watch
Source: eBay Auctions
16s 19 16 $142.50 9 Hours, 28 Minutes
US WWI MILITARY WALTHAM STERLING FANCY SILVER CASE RUNNING WRIST Watch
Source: eBay Auctions
22 $56.00 9 Hours, 32 Minutes
ILLINOIS 161A BUNN SPECIAL 16s 21j 60 hr. ELINVAR TYPE IIP POCKET WATCH
Source: eBay Auctions
161A 16s 21 17 $380.00 $560-950 9 Hours, 50 Minutes
vintage Elgin BW Raymond 571 16S 21J Railroad pocket watch gold filled
Source: eBay Auctions
571 16s 21 8 $62.00 11 Hours, 12 Minutes
mans vintage hamilton 10k gold filled automatic watch, is running
Source: eBay Auctions
2 $64.00 11 Hours, 35 Minutes
VINTAGE HAMILTON 10 kt GOLD FILLED WRIST WATCH SIEGFRIED CONSTRUCTION CO 1950-60
Source: eBay Auctions
6 $41.00 11 Hours, 57 Minutes
VINTAGE WALTHAM 17 JEWEL POCKET WATCH WITH CHAIN
Source: eBay Auctions
17 21 $71.00 12 Hours, 3 Minutes
Antique Seth Thomas Pocket Watch Private label 18 size Silveroid case RUNS
Source: eBay Auctions
508 18s 17 12 $69.01 12 Hours, 4 Minutes
Vintage Elgin Pocket Watch 12 size 15 jewels Gold filled case RUNS
Source: eBay Auctions
315 12s 15 13 $43.55 $35-80 12 Hours, 9 Minutes
Elgin 18s15j pocket watch Grade: 82 Model: 3 (WORKING)
Source: eBay Auctions
82 18s 15 3 $37.00 $60-150 12 Hours, 9 Minutes
ELGIN RAILROAD POCKET WATCH CA1905 | 16 SIZE, 21 JEWEL, GRADE 270
Source: eBay Auctions
270 16s 21 9 $151.00 $170-395 12 Hours, 21 Minutes
Vtg Mens Hamilton Wristwatch Watch Automatic 64018-3
Source: eBay Auctions
11 $78.00 13 Hours, 9 Minutes
Hamilton Wrist Watch - US Army - General Purpose - 1980
Source: eBay Auctions
8 $50.00 13 Hours, 20 Minutes
Antique open face ELGIN 15 JEWELS Solid 585 14K w/Gold Pocket Watch 25944489 N/R
Source: eBay Auctions
315 12 15 23 $202.50 $35-80 13 Hours, 30 Minutes
Vintage Elgin 25 Jewels Divers Wrist Watch, Automatic, Wind Up, Works!
Source: eBay Auctions
25 10 $71.00 13 Hours, 31 Minutes
VINTAGE HAMILTON WIND-UP MEN'S WATCH
Source: eBay Auctions
12 $42.99 13 Hours, 32 Minutes
Hamilton Jazzmaster Maestro Automatic Chronograph Mens Watch H21 Valjoux 7750
Source: eBay Auctions
10 $317.00 13 Hours, 33 Minutes
1920 WALTHAM MODEL 1894 15J 12S POCKET WATCH IN SUPER FANCY 14K WGF DECO CASE
Source: eBay Auctions
12s 15 3 $36.00 13 Hours, 34 Minutes
1904 Elgin~12s~15 Jewel~48mm (1-15/16") GOLD FILL Edwardian Pocket Watch & Chain
Source: eBay Auctions
260 12s 15 11 $36.00 13 Hours, 51 Minutes
SCARCE 1915 ILLINOIS WASHINGTON WATCH Co LIBERTY BELL MINT CONDITION No Reserve!
Source: eBay Auctions
69 18 17 22 $227.50 13 Hours, 53 Minutes
VINTAGE WALTHAM WIND-UP MEN'S WATCH
Source: eBay Auctions
15 $81.00 13 Hours, 54 Minutes
VINTAGE WALTHAM WIND-UP MEN'S WATCH
Source: eBay Auctions
19 $57.00 14 Hours, 3 Minutes
Vintage 40's Lord Elgin 14K  Solid Yellow Gold Case Watch- Hand Wind- Rare Links
Source: eBay Auctions
5 $96.00 14 Hours, 5 Minutes
Elgin National Watch Co Pocket watch 1894 Grade 97 Silverine Case
Source: eBay Auctions
1 $50.00 14 Hours, 8 Minutes
Hamilton Registered Edition Womens Watch:Extra Long Leather Strap.
Source: eBay Auctions
1 $49.95 14 Hours, 13 Minutes