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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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Ball - Waltham Official Standard #B251258 Details


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Official Standard
B251258
16s
21j
Unknown
None
Crystals are plastic.
Enamel
Single-Sunk
Arabic
Ball Official RR Standard Cleveland
Hairline crack from 57 min mark thru logo into center and end at 1 sec tick on sunken dial. Hairline crack from 5 sec tick across top of number 4 and ends at 18 min tick.
B251258
Ball Watch Co., Cleveland, O.
21 Jewels
Adjusted 5 Positions
PAT. Nov. 17. 96.
Sapphire Pallets
RR gold seal
Trademark Official Standard.