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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.
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Research & Media


Source: Jewelers Review, Volume 32
Published: 1899
Page: 466
Tags: Waltham Watch Co.,U.S. Watch Co. Waltham,Court,Law,Legal

Source: Jewelers Review, Volume 32
Published: 1899
Page: 657
Tags: Waltham Watch Co.,Grade Vanguard,Grade Crescent Street,Grade Appleton Tracy & Co.,18s,Railroad,RRG

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review, Volume 23
Published: 1891
Page: 9
Tags: Waltham Dial Co., Watch Dials

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review, Volume 23
Published: 1891
Page: 13
Tags: Waltham School of Horology, Instruction, Education

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review, Volume 23
Published: 1891
Page: 36
Tags: U.S. Watch Co. Waltham, Movement

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review, Volume 23
Published: 1891
Page: 2
Tags: Waltham Watch Co., 16s, Thin Models, Grade A.W.Co., Grade Amn., Grade Riverside, Grade Royal, Grade No. 22, Grade No. 20, Movements

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review, Volume 23
Published: 1891
Page: 35
Tags: Waltham Watch Tool Co., Hopkins Lathe, Lathes, Tools

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review, Volume 23
Published: 1891
Page: 27
Tags: Bernard Levy, Thin Cases, Watch Cases, Waltham

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review, Volume 23
Published: 1891
Page: 7
Tags: Waltham Mainsprings, Mainsprings, Material, Floyd, Pratt & Co.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review, Volume 36
Published: 1898
Page: 18
Tags: News, American Waltham Watch Co., 7j, Breguet Hairspring, Hampden Watch Co., Illinois Watch Co., New Columbus Watch Co.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review, Volume 36
Published: 1898
Page: 27
Tags: Avery & Brown, 7j, Waltham Watch Co.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review, Volume 36
Published: 1898
Page: 24
Tags: C.G. Alford & Co., Howard Watch Co., Elgin National Watch Co., Waltham Watch Co.

Source: Charles Stark Catalog (Toronto, Canada)
Published: 1884
Page: 4
Tags: American Watch Co., Waltham, Cases, Dustproof