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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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American Waltham Watch Co. Catalogs

1885 Net Price List American Waltham Watch Co's Materials Cover Image

1885 Net Price List American Waltham Watch Co's Materials

Cover Title Page 20 Size Key Wind 3/4 Plate 18 Size Key Wind 3/4 Plate Series A: (Formerly Known as Old Model), 18 Size, Full Plate, Key and Hunting Stem Wind Series B: Crescent Street, 18 Size, Full Plate, Key and Hunting, Stem Wind Series C: Formerly Known as New Model, 18 Size, Full Plate, Key and Hunting, Stem Wind Series D: (Formerly Known as New Model Open Face), 18 Size, Full Plate, Open Face, Stem Wind Series E: (Formerly Known as New Model, Friction Hand Setting), 18 Size, Full Plate, Hunting, Stem Wind Series F: 18 Size, Full Plate, Open Face, Stem Sind, Pendant, and Lever Set Series G: 18 Size, Full Plate, Hunting, Stem Wind "Lever Setting" 16 Size, Key Wind 3/4 Plate Series H: 16 Size, 3/4 Plate, Hunting, Stem Wind, 1st Series Series I: 16 Size, 3/4 Plates, Hunting, Stem Wind, 2d Series Series J: 16 Size, 3/4 Plates, Open Face, Stem Wind 14 Size, Adams Street and Crescent Garden Series K: 14 Size, 3/4 Plate, Hunting, Stem Wind, Hillside, Coarse Train Series L: 14 Size, 3/4 Plate, Open Face, Stem Wind, Hillside, Coarse Train Series M: 14 Size, 3/4 Plate, Hunting, Stem Wind, Fine Train, Thin Plates Series N: 14 Size, 3/4 Plate, Open Face, Stem Wind, Fine Train, Thin Plates Series O: 14 Size, 3/4 Plate, Hunting and Open Face, Stem Wind, Fine Train, Thick Plates Series P: Chronograph, Open Face and Hunting 10 Size: Key Wind 3/4 Plate 8 and 6 Size, 3/4 Plate, Stem Wind and 8 Size Key Wind Mainsprings Dials Hands Case Material Important to Watchmakers Table of Contents
Helpful Information for Watchmakers (3rd Edition, 1918) Cover Image
1940 Waltham Watch and Clock Material Catalog Cover Image