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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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Ball Pocket Watch Trademarks

The following gallery contains trademarks that were issued or assigned to Ball or individuals known to be working for the company at the time. Not all designs were fully implemented into production.

Watch Railway Queen

Patent Number:21169
Description:Watch Railway Queen
Inventor:Webster C. Ball
Patent Date:May 24, 1892
Patent Type:Trademark

Watch & Clock B Of L E Standard

Patent Number:21308
Description:Watch & Clock B Of L E Standard
Inventor:Webster C. Ball
Patent Date:Jun 14, 1892
Patent Type:Trademark

Watch O Of Re Standard

Patent Number:21309
Description:Watch O Of Re Standard
Inventor:Webster C. Ball
Patent Date:Jun 14, 1892
Patent Type:Trademark

Watch B Of L F Standard

Patent Number:21625
Description:Watch B Of L F Standard
Inventor:Webster C. Ball
Patent Date:Aug 16, 1892
Patent Type:Trademark

Watch & Clock B Of R T

Patent Number:21626
Description:Watch & Clock B Of R T
Inventor:Webster C. Ball
Patent Date:Aug 16, 1892
Patent Type:Trademark

Watch & Clock College Queen

Patent Number:22181
Description:Watch & Clock College Queen
Inventor:Webster C. Ball
Patent Date:Dec 20, 1892
Patent Type:Trademark

Watch & Clock A R U

Patent Number:24711
Description:Watch & Clock A R U
Inventor:Webster C. Ball
Patent Date:May 15, 1894
Patent Type:Trademark

Watch & Portable Clock O T S Standard

Patent Number:26436
Description:Watch & Portable Clock O T S Standard
Inventor:Webster C. Ball
Patent Date:Apr 23, 1895
Patent Type:Trademark

Official Time Service Standard

Patent Number:26433
Description:Official Time Service Standard
Inventor:Webster C. Ball
Patent Date:Apr 23, 1895
Patent Type:Trademark

Watch Or Clock Official Standard

Patent Number:26434
Description:Watch Or Clock Official Standard
Inventor:Webster C. Ball
Patent Date:Apr 23, 1895
Patent Type:Trademark

Watch Or Clock Official R R Standard

Patent Number:26435
Description:Watch Or Clock Official R R Standard
Inventor:Webster C. Ball
Patent Date:Apr 23, 1895
Patent Type:Trademark

Watch & Portable Clock 999 Standard

Patent Number:27630
Description:Watch & Portable Clock 999 Standard
Inventor:Webster C. Ball
Patent Date:Jan 14, 1896
Patent Type:Trademark

Watch Commercial

Patent Number:35047
Description:Watch Commercial
Inventor:Webster C. Ball
Patent Date:Sep 18, 1900
Patent Type:Trademark

Watch Commercial

Patent Number:54239
Description:Watch Commercial
Inventor:Webster C. Ball
Patent Date:Jun 26, 1906
Patent Type:Trademark

Official Time Service Standard

Patent Number:57492
Description:Official Time Service Standard
Inventor:Webster C. Ball
Patent Date:Nov 13, 1906
Patent Type:Trademark

Watch B R T Standard

Patent Number:57634
Description:Watch B R T Standard
Inventor:Webster C. Ball
Patent Date:Nov 27, 1906
Patent Type:Trademark

B L E Of Standard

Patent Number:57631
Description:B L E Of Standard
Inventor:Webster C. Ball
Patent Date:Nov 27, 1906
Patent Type:Trademark

Watch B Of L E Standard

Patent Number:57632
Description:Watch B Of L E Standard
Inventor:Webster C. Ball
Patent Date:Nov 27, 1906
Patent Type:Trademark

Watch O R C Standard

Patent Number:57633
Description:Watch O R C Standard
Inventor:Webster C. Ball
Patent Date:Nov 27, 1906
Patent Type:Trademark

Official R R Standard

Patent Number:57692
Description:Official R R Standard
Inventor:Webster C. Ball
Patent Date:Nov 27, 1906
Patent Type:Trademark

Watch Queen

Patent Number:57693
Description:Watch Queen
Inventor:Webster C. Ball
Patent Date:Nov 27, 1906
Patent Type:Trademark

Watch 333

Patent Number:59462
Description:Watch 333
Inventor:Webster C. Ball
Patent Date:Jan 8, 1907
Patent Type:Trademark

Watch 999

Patent Number:59461
Description:Watch 999
Inventor:Webster C. Ball
Patent Date:Jan 8, 1907
Patent Type:Trademark

Watch B Of L F & E

Patent Number:60374
Description:Watch B Of L F & E
Inventor:Webster C. Ball
Patent Date:Feb 3, 1907
Patent Type:Trademark

Standard

Patent Number:64718
Description:Standard
Inventor:Webster C. Ball
Patent Date:Aug 20, 1907
Patent Type:Trademark

Watch Safety First

Patent Number:101089
Description:Watch Safety First
Inventor:Webb C Ball Watch Co
Sidney Y. P. Ball
Patent Date:Nov 10, 1914
Patent Type:Trademark