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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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Ball - Waltham Official Standard #B060809 Details

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Official Standard
B060809
16s
1899
17j
Lever
Nickel
Goldfilled
Brooklyn Watch Case Co.
9006364
Brooklyn Watch Case Co. "Windsor" model. 20 yr. guarantee. There are no other screw marks on the back case ring so I assume it's original. The case itself is in good condition with most of the gold overlay intact with some brassing along the bottom edge.
Enamel
Single-Sunk
Arabic
Ball Official RR Standard
"BALL & Co. Cleveland, O. 17 Jewels" in gilt lettering on the train bridge. Gilt gold plug plug stamped "RR", " Trade Mark Official Standard." , "Adjusted", "Pat. Nov.96." and serial number in gilt lettering on barrel bridge. "SAPPHIRE PALLETS." in black ink filled lettering beneath the balance wheel.
This movement is from the first run of 400 standard RR watches produced by Waltham for Cleveland jeweler Webb C. Ball founder of the Ball Watch Co. Though Ball watches were made by various watch companies, they were all regulated at Ball's facility in Cleveland. http://mb.nawcc.org

Not all of the first run Ball-Waltham ORRS watches were leverset, some in the run were pendant set. lever set.