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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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Grade: Official Standard

Manufactured by Waltham, Official Railroad Standard, Mixed Run

Manufacturer: Ball - Waltham
Movement Serial Number: B214364
Grade: Official Standard
Model: 1899
Estimated Production Year: 1905
Size: 16s
Jewels: 19j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
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Verifications & Observations

  • August 2, 2019:
    Serial Number B214405 was reported as accurate
  • April 24, 2019:
    Serial Number B215092 was reported as accurate
  • February 10, 2019:
    Serial Number B215294 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 17 jewels not 19
  • November 11, 2018:
    Serial Number B214755 was reported as accurate
  • September 30, 2018:
    Serial Number B214460 was reported as accurate
  • September 10, 2018:
    Serial Number B215618 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: This movement is 17 jewels instead of 19 jewels.
  • August 8, 2018:
    Serial Number B214460 was reported as accurate
  • April 5, 2018:
    Serial Number B215094 was reported as accurate
  • October 4, 2017:
    Serial Number B215119 was reported as accurate
  • April 2, 2017:
    Serial Number B215484 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 17 Jewel, not 19
  • March 19, 2017:
    Serial Number B214496 was reported as accurate
  • March 14, 2017:
    Serial Number B215416 was reported as accurate
  • February 26, 2017:
    Serial Number B214496 was reported as accurate
  • October 14, 2016:
    Serial Number B214688 was reported as accurate
  • September 20, 2016:
    Serial Number B214426 was reported as accurate
  • April 25, 2016:
    Serial Number B214356 was reported as accurate
  • April 18, 2016:
    Serial Number B214364 was reported as accurate
  • April 5, 2016:
    Serial Number B214356 was reported as accurate
  • February 21, 2016:
    Serial Number B214960 was reported as accurate
  • February 11, 2016:
    Serial Number B214364 was reported as accurate
  • February 8, 2016:
    Serial Number B214820 was reported as accurate
  • February 5, 2016:
    Serial Number B214820 was reported as accurate
  • January 25, 2016:
    Serial Number B214820 was reported as accurate
  • January 18, 2015:
    Serial Number B214922 was reported as accurate
  • December 28, 2014:
    Serial Number B215456 was reported as accurate
  • December 7, 2014:
    Serial Number B214906 was reported as accurate
  • September 25, 2014:
    Serial Number B214207 was reported as accurate
  • February 13, 2014:
    Serial Number B214922 was reported as accurate
  • January 29, 2014:
    Serial Number B214922 was reported as accurate
  • January 3, 2014:
    Serial Number B214356 was reported as accurate
  • January 2, 2014:
    Serial Number B214356 was reported as accurate
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