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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
Waltham Openface Pocket Watch 7j Working 25196926
Source: eBay Auctions
13s 7 11 $47.11 15 Minutes
1887 14K Hunter Case Illinois Sz 6 Pocket Watch! 37.6 DWT UNDER Gold Melt
Source: eBay Auctions
6s 1 $509.00 1 Hours, 34 Minutes
1916 HAMPDEN 17-JEWEL , 16S SILVERODE POCKET WATCH- V.G. CONDITION - RUNS
Source: eBay Auctions
16s 17 1 $49.99 9 Hours, 13 Minutes
WALTHAM GOLD PLATE FULL HUNTER RARE 7JEWELS POCKET WATCH EXCELLENT TIME KEEPING
Source: eBay Auctions
No. 610 16 7 15 $37.50 $45-105 9 Hours, 31 Minutes
18s Antique Mens Elgin Hunter 15j Running Pocket Watch 125.6g
Source: eBay Auctions
296 18s 15 32 $89.77 $50-130 9 Hours, 32 Minutes
RUNNING 14k GOLD FILLED 19 JEWELS ILLINOIS WATCH CO POCKET WATCH 45mm
Source: eBay Auctions
406 12 19 1 $99.95 $55-115 10 Hours, 58 Minutes
Large 14k Gold Waltham Antique 16s 17J Hunter Mens Pocket Watch
Source: eBay Auctions
W 16s 17 25 $580.00 $40-155 11 Hours, 14 Minutes
ILLINOIS OPEN FACE POCKET WATCH 3 O'CLOCK SUB SECONDS SIZE 16S GOLD FILLED 1903
Source: eBay Auctions
16s 17 44 $77.00 11 Hours, 18 Minutes
Antique Waltham 16s 21j Adjusted 645 Pocket Watch out of an Estate! Running!
Source: eBay Auctions
No. 645 16s 21 2 $101.00 $110-195 11 Hours, 28 Minutes
Hamilton Railway Special 992b 16size Pocket Watch
Source: eBay Auctions
16s 21 2 $160.49 11 Hours, 34 Minutes
Antique Waltham 16s 21j Adjusted Crescent Street Pocket Watch out of an Estate!
Source: eBay Auctions
Crescent St. 16s 21 2 $103.50 $120-245 11 Hours, 39 Minutes
Vintage Elgin 14K gold filled 17 jewel dress pocket watch
Source: eBay Auctions
345 12 17 1 $59.99 $40-85 11 Hours, 58 Minutes
Antique Waltham Grade 81 15 Jewel Sz 18 Pendant Set Silverode Pocket Watch
Source: eBay Auctions
No. 81 18s 15 27 $41.00 $45-105 12 Hours, 37 Minutes
Hamilton 992B 21 Jewel Vintage Railway Special Pocket Watch
Source: eBay Auctions
992B 16 21 8 $247.50 $210-370 12 Hours, 47 Minutes
ELGIN BW RAYMOND KEY WIND POCKET WATCH OF 15J 1870 RUNS
Source: eBay Auctions
69 18s 15 3 $122.50 $95-275 12 Hours, 59 Minutes
Vintage Hamilton Railroad Pocket Watch 21 Jewel For Parts
Source: eBay Auctions
21 4 $57.00 13 Hours, 28 Minutes
Ball Waltham 19 Jewel "Official Standard" Gold Filled Vintage Pocket Watch
Source: eBay Auctions
19 1 $150.00 14 Hours, 27 Minutes
Working 1907 Mens Antique Elgin Hunter Pocket Watch
Source: eBay Auctions
286 6 7 37 $74.00 $30-90 14 Hours, 56 Minutes
Elgin National Watch Co."GIANT"Old Pocket watch Fahys etched case Gold Filled
Source: eBay Auctions
8 $42.00 15 Hours, 13 Minutes
Huge Elgin Antique Mens Hunter Lever Set 18S GF Pocket Watch To Fix
Source: eBay Auctions
207 18s 7 32 $88.00 15 Hours, 28 Minutes
South Bend 21 Jewel 5 Position Gold Filled Lever set Pocket Watch
Source: eBay Auctions
21 8 $59.00 15 Hours, 55 Minutes
Antique 21J Illinois Bunn Special Railroad 16s Mens Running Pocket Watch
Source: eBay Auctions
Bunn Special 16s 21 17 $127.50 $200-420 16 Hours, 36 Minutes
Antique Elgin Mens Pocket Watch Fancy Case to Restore
Source: eBay Auctions
15 $51.00 16 Hours, 38 Minutes
*1923 ILLINOIS 12S 17J 3 ADJUSTS, DOUBLE ROLLER POCKET WATCH, WORKING.
Source: eBay Auctions
405 12s 17 6 $53.00 $50-100 17 Hours, 18 Minutes
American Waltham 14K Gold Pocket Watch Warranted 25 Years Works 2.2’' Diameter
Source: eBay Auctions
11 $72.00 17 Hours, 35 Minutes
Vintage Waltham pocket watch 10k gold filled
Source: eBay Auctions
1 $49.95 18 Hours, 24 Minutes
Illinois Pocket Watch 17 Jewels Open Face /Working
Source: eBay Auctions
17 1 $75.00 18 Hours, 34 Minutes
Elgin Antique Pocket Watch Rare Homestead Case 1887 Crown Over Scale 14k?
Source: eBay Auctions
1 $199.99 18 Hours, 54 Minutes
Antique Waltham (Langendorf ) 16 Size 15 Jewel Open Face Pocket Watch w/Chain
Source: eBay Auctions
16s 15 15 $56.51 19 Hours, 4 Minutes
Vintage Hamilton Pocket Watch w/Fob, Nicely Frame, 17 Jewels, Family Heirloom
Source: eBay Auctions
17 16 $39.00 19 Hours, 4 Minutes
1904 Elgin 18 Size 7 Jewel Grade 288 Model 5 Open Face Pocket Watch w/Chain
Source: eBay Auctions
288 18s 7 17 $47.00 $40-70 19 Hours, 10 Minutes
ANTIQUE ELGIN 303 12S WGP OF POCKET WATCH,RUNS,W/CHAIN
Source: eBay Auctions
303 12s 7 9 $100.50 $35-70 19 Hours, 19 Minutes
UNUSUAL VINTAGE HAMILTON 17 JEWELS POCKET WATCH
Source: eBay Auctions
912 12 17 13 $99.00 $70-140 20 Hours, 4 Minutes
Vintage Illinois 16 21J Burlington Railroad Pocket Watch Salesman Design Case NR
Source: eBay Auctions
Bunn Special 16 21 4 $147.50 $205-420 20 Hours, 4 Minutes
NICE 1909 WALTHAM TRAVELER 16S 7J GOLD PLATED POCKET WATCH. A FIXER.
Source: eBay Auctions
Traveler 16s 7 28 $81.00 $45-110 20 Hours, 11 Minutes
12S Hamilton 917 Swing Out Pocket Watch 17-Jewels
Source: eBay Auctions
17 7 $102.50 20 Hours, 18 Minutes
21 JEWEL HAMPDEN 2 STAR 1899 GOLD FILLED Dueber Special pocket watch
Source: eBay Auctions
12s 21 8 $53.99 20 Hours, 44 Minutes
16 sz. Hamilton 974 Pocket Watch- Adj 3 Position- Engraved Case- NO RESERVE
Source: eBay Auctions
16s 17 28 $46.00 20 Hours, 48 Minutes
Antique COIN SILVER CASE ELGIN Pocket Watch 18S, 7Jewel, Stem Set, Circa 1887
Source: eBay Auctions
97 18s 7 1 $60.00 21 Hours, 17 Minutes
A.W.W.CO American Waltham Openface Pocket Watch 5900327 Non Works
Source: eBay Auctions
9 $55.66 21 Hours, 50 Minutes
Art Deco Vintage 1946 Elgin De Luxe Open Face 17J Cal. 542 10k G/F Pocket Watch
Source: eBay Auctions
542 10 17 22 $128.50 22 Hours, 16 Minutes
Size 18 Elgin antique pocket watch
Source: eBay Auctions
316 18s 15 1 $225.00 $35-150 22 Hours, 59 Minutes
VINTAGE ELGIN 17 JEWEL SIZE 18 POCKET WATCH 1910
Source: eBay Auctions
336 18s 17 1 $44.99 $50-105 Tomorrow
Antique 1923 Illinois Gold Filled Pocket Watch 17J 12s (RUNNING CONDITION)
Source: eBay Auctions
12s 17 14 $56.00 Tomorrow
Strong Running Elgin Antique Hunter Case Pocket Watch
Source: eBay Auctions
314 12 15 24 $122.50 $45-125 Tomorrow
ANTIQUE HAMPDEN 16 SIZE 17 JEWELS WM MCKINLEY ADJUSTED POCKET WATCH 20 YR CASE!
Source: eBay Auctions
16s 17 15 $62.16 Tomorrow
VINTAGE ELGIN 15 JEWEL 12S 14K GOLD FILLED POCKET WATCH #28286462
Source: eBay Auctions
315 12s 15 1 $59.95 Tomorrow
Seth Thomas Pocket watch
Source: eBay Auctions
18s 2 $61.00 Tomorrow
Antique Gold Elgin Pocket Watch Running Very Clean
Source: eBay Auctions
109 0 7 1 $49.99 $35-140 Tomorrow
Hampden 21J 105 Railroad Antique 16s Running Mens Pocket Watch
Source: eBay Auctions
16s 21 26 $103.00 Tomorrow