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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.
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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: Commercial Standard

Manufactured by Waltham, Commercial Standard, Mixed Run

Manufacturer: Ball - Waltham
Movement Serial Number: B213507
Grade: Commercial Standard
Model: 1899
Estimated Production Year: 1905
Size: 16s
Jewels: 17j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Adjusted: Yes
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Verifications & Observations

  • July 2, 2019:
    Serial Number B213609 was reported as accurate
  • May 21, 2019:
    Serial Number B213288 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Movement is marked Adjusted
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • April 26, 2019:
    Serial Number B213625 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • March 5, 2018:
    Serial Number B213507 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • May 18, 2017:
    Serial Number B213938 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Pendent set. 16jewels.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • March 29, 2017:
    Serial Number B213718 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: My movement is stamped 16 jewels and your database
    says 17j.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • July 5, 2016:
    Serial Number B213418 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • March 26, 2016:
    Serial Number B213478 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • February 15, 2016:
    Serial Number B213614 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: It says "adjusted" on the movement.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • November 23, 2015:
    Serial Number B213635 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • May 20, 2015:
    Serial Number B213635 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • May 20, 2015:
    Serial Number B213635 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • January 22, 2015:
    Serial Number B213635 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • January 22, 2015:
    Serial Number B213635 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • January 22, 2015:
    Serial Number B213635 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • January 22, 2015:
    Serial Number B213635 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • January 22, 2015:
    Serial Number B213635 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • January 22, 2015:
    Serial Number B213635 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • January 22, 2015:
    Serial Number B213635 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • February 18, 2014:
    Serial Number B213635 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
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