Loading…
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
  Serial Number:
Need to replace a watch crystal? Use our new crystal size guide to find the proper fit.

Ball Pocket Watch Trademarks

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

Railway Queen

Trademark Number:21169
Description:Railway Queen
Issued To: Webster C. Ball
Trademark Date:May 24, 1892
Registration Type:Trademark

B Of L E Standard

Trademark Number:21308
Description:B Of L E Standard
Issued To: Webster C. Ball
Trademark Date:Jun 14, 1892
Registration Type:Trademark

O Of R C Standard

Trademark Number:21309
Description:O Of R C Standard
Issued To: Webster C. Ball
Trademark Date:Jun 14, 1892
Registration Type:Trademark

B Of L F Standard

Trademark Number:21625
Description:B Of L F Standard
Issued To: Webster C. Ball
Trademark Date:Aug 16, 1892
Registration Type:Trademark

B Of R T Standard

Trademark Number:21626
Description:B Of R T Standard
Issued To: Webster C. Ball
Trademark Date:Aug 16, 1892
Registration Type:Trademark

College Queen

Trademark Number:22181
Description:College Queen
Issued To: Webster C. Ball
Trademark Date:Dec 20, 1892
Registration Type:Trademark

A.R.U. Standard

Trademark Number:24711
Description:A.R.U. Standard
Issued To: Webster C. Ball
Trademark Date:May 15, 1894
Registration Type:Trademark

Official Time Service Standard

Trademark Number:26433
Description:Official Time Service Standard
Issued To: Webster C. Ball
Trademark Date:Apr 23, 1895
Registration Type:Trademark

Official R'y Standard

Trademark Number:26434
Description:Official R'y Standard
Issued To: Webster C. Ball
Trademark Date:Apr 23, 1895
Registration Type:Trademark

Official R.R. Standard

Trademark Number:26435
Description:Official R.R. Standard
Issued To: Webster C. Ball
Trademark Date:Apr 23, 1895
Registration Type:Trademark
Sample Image:

O.T.S. Standard

Trademark Number:26436
Description:O.T.S. Standard
Issued To: Webster C. Ball
Trademark Date:Apr 23, 1895
Registration Type:Trademark

999 Standard

Trademark Number:27630
Description:999 Standard
Issued To: Webster C. Ball
Trademark Date:Jan 14, 1896
Registration Type:Trademark

Commercial

Trademark Number:35047
Description:Commercial
Issued To: Webster C. Ball
Trademark Date:Sep 18, 1900
Registration Type:Trademark

Commercial

Trademark Number:54239
Description:Commercial
Issued To: Webster C. Ball
Trademark Date:Jun 26, 1906
Registration Type:Trademark

Official Time Service Standard

Trademark Number:57492
Description:Official Time Service Standard
Issued To: Webster C. Ball
Trademark Date:Nov 13, 1906
Registration Type:Trademark

B Of L E Standard

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

B Of L E Standard

Trademark Number:57632
Description:B Of L E Standard
Issued To: Webster C. Ball
Trademark Date:Nov 27, 1906
Registration Type:Trademark

O R C Standard

Trademark Number:57633
Description:O R C Standard
Issued To: Webster C. Ball
Trademark Date:Nov 27, 1906
Registration Type:Trademark

B R T Standard

Trademark Number:57634
Description:B R T Standard
Issued To: Webster C. Ball
Trademark Date:Nov 27, 1906
Registration Type:Trademark

Official R.R. Standard

Trademark Number:57692
Description:Official R.R. Standard
Issued To: Webster C. Ball
Trademark Date:Nov 27, 1906
Registration Type:Trademark
Sample Image:

Queen

Trademark Number:57693
Description:Queen
Issued To: Webster C. Ball
Trademark Date:Nov 27, 1906
Registration Type:Trademark

999

Trademark Number:59461
Description:999
Issued To: Webster C. Ball
Trademark Date:Jan 8, 1907
Registration Type:Trademark

333

Trademark Number:59462
Description:333
Issued To: Webster C. Ball
Trademark Date:Jan 8, 1907
Registration Type:Trademark

B Of L F & E

Trademark Number:60374
Description:B Of L F & E
Issued To: Webster C. Ball
Trademark Date:Feb 3, 1907
Registration Type:Trademark

Standard

Trademark Number:64718
Description:Standard
Issued To: Webster C. Ball
Trademark Date:Aug 20, 1907
Registration Type:Trademark

Safety First

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