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.
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Company Profile: Luther Goddard

Location: Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

Years of Operation: 1809-1825

Company Timeline

February 28, 1762

Luther Goddard is born.


Luther Goddard begins operations as a watch manufacturer in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.


Luther Goddard creates his first watch.


Luther Goddard and his son, Daniel, move to Worcester, Massaschusetts an continue their watch and clock business. Luther's other son, Parley, continues to make watches in Shrewsberry before moving to Worchester in 1825.


Parley Goddard moves to Worcester, Massachusetts and joins the business operations with his father and brother.

Successor: L. Goddard & Co.