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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 "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
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Waltham Size 10s Model 1861

Model 1861 Diagram

Movement Diagram

Waltham Model 1861 is a 10-Size 3/4-plate key-set movement featuring a gilt finish.

Model 1861 Features

Size 10s
Configuration Either
Plate 3/4
Setting Key
Finish Gilt
Notes Series 1
Model 1861 Example Images

Model 1861 Production

Total Production: ~11,500
Est. Production Years: 1861 - 1870
Earliest Serial: 44,201
Latest Serial: 446,000
Runs: ~103
Most Frequent Run Size: 10
Distinctive Grades: 3

Model 1861 Grades

Grade Total Production Runs Production Years Earliest Serial Latest Serial Profile Code
A.T. & Co. 1,695 43 1861 - 1870 44,201 446,000 10s-M1861-13j/15j-OGK-AP
A.W.Co. 10 2 1863 - 1863 45,301 45,310 10s-M1861-15j-OGK-AP
P.S. Bartlett 9,795 58 1861 - 1866 44,211 233,700 10s-M1861-13j/7j/9j/15j-OGK/HGK-AP/A

Estimated Timeline for Grades