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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

Manufacturer: Ball - Waltham
Movement Serial Number: B230629
Grade: Official Standard
Model: 1899
Estimated Production Year: 1908
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

  • July 29, 2019:
    Serial Number B230523 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Stamped 21 Jewels
  • July 25, 2019:
    Serial Number B230589 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: The B230589 movement I have has 21 jewels.
  • July 7, 2019:
    Serial Number B231025 was reported as accurate
  • July 3, 2019:
    Serial Number B230523 was reported as accurate
  • June 13, 2019:
    Serial Number B231000 was reported as accurate
  • May 3, 2018:
    Serial Number B230178 was reported as accurate
  • April 6, 2017:
    Serial Number B230708 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Watch is marked 21 jewel instead of 19.
  • November 3, 2016:
    Serial Number B230705 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: My movement is stamped 21 Jewels instead of 19
  • August 10, 2016:
    Serial Number B230939 was reported as accurate
  • March 10, 2016:
    Serial Number B231046 was reported as accurate
  • December 29, 2015:
    Serial Number B231048 was reported as accurate
  • February 5, 2015:
    Serial Number B230990 was reported as accurate
  • January 25, 2014:
    Serial Number B230990 was reported as accurate
  • November 19, 2013:
    Serial Number B230454 was reported as accurate
  • November 11, 2013:
    Serial Number B230990 was reported as accurate
  • August 14, 2013:
    Serial Number B230210 was reported as accurate
  • August 13, 2013:
    Serial Number B230210 was reported as accurate
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