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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 20s Model 1862

Model 1862 Diagram

Movement Diagram

Model 1862 Diagram

Movement Diagram

Waltham Model 1862 is a 20-Size 3/4-plate key-set movement featuring a gilt finish.

Model 1862 Features

Size 20s
Configuration Either
Plate 3/4
Setting Key
Finish Gilt
Notes 1st Series, Nashua
Model 1862 Example Images

Model 1862 Features

Size 20s
Configuration Either
Plate 3/4
Setting Key
Finish Gilt
Notes 2nd Series
Model 1862 Example Images

Model 1862 Production

Total Production: ~202,946
Est. Production Years: 1862 - 1869
Earliest Serial: 50,001
Latest Serial: 400,600
Runs: ~32
Most Frequent Run Size: 100
Distinctive Grades: 4

Model 1862 Grades

Grade Total Production Runs Production Years Earliest Serial Latest Serial Profile Code
A.T. & Co. 2,094 19 1862 - 1868 50,101 300,504 20s-M1862-15j-OGK-AP
A.W.Co. 369 8 1862 - 1868 50,001 250,470 20s-M1862-19j/17j-OGK-AP
AWCo 200,037 2 1862 - 1864 50,028 0 20s-M1862-19j/20j-OGK-A
Amn. Watch Co. 446 3 1868 - 1869 250,301 400,600 20s-M1862-15j-OGK-AP/A

Estimated Timeline for Grades