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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 #B238977 Details

Image of Ball - Waltham Official Standard #B238977 Movement
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Image of Ball - Waltham Official Standard #B238977 Dial
Dial Image

Image of Ball - Waltham Official Standard #B238977 Case
Case Image

Official Standard
B238977
16s
1899
19j
Lever
Nickel
Goldfilled
Keystone Watch Case Co.
9680956
Inside back cover Engraved:
BALL
Official RR Standard
Keystone
Watch Case
J. Boss
10 KT
GOLD FILLED
Enamel
Single-Sunk
Arabic
Official RR Standard Ball Watch Co Cleveland
BALL WATCH CO.
CLEVELAND, O.
19 JEWELS
ADJUSTED
5 POSITIONS
TRADE MARK
OFFICIAL STANDARD
PAT. NOV. 17,96.
SAPPHIRE PALLETS