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: Nashua Watch Co.

Location: Nashua, New Hampshire

Years of Operation: 1859-1862

Production Jewels: 15-19 Jewels

Production Sizes: 20s

Total Production: 1,000

Average Quality:

Company Timeline

Predecessor: American Watch Co.

June 1859

Virgil C. Gilman and others came to Nashua, New Hampshire from the American Watch Co. and organized the Nashua Watch Co. with a capital of $60,000. They planned to produce the most precise high-grade watches available in America.


After failing to increase the capital to meet financial requirements, the Nashua Watch Co. is sold to the American Watch Co. in Waltham, Massachusetts for $53,000, equal to the amount expended since the company's start. Approximately 1,000 watches were made, and almost all of them were finished and sold under the Waltham name.

November 1883

The building previously used as a factory for the Nashua Watch Co. is destroyed by fire.

Successor: American Watch Co.