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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: B235662
Grade: Official Standard
Model: 1899
Estimated Production Year: 1909
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

  • May 1, 2019:
    Serial Number B235911 was reported as accurate
  • April 3, 2019:
    Serial Number B236220 was reported as accurate
  • February 1, 2019:
    Serial Number B235372 was reported as accurate
  • January 29, 2019:
    Serial Number B235866 was reported as accurate
  • December 26, 2018:
    Serial Number B235521 was reported as accurate
  • December 16, 2018:
    Serial Number B235520 was reported as accurate
  • April 7, 2018:
    Serial Number B236364 was reported as accurate
  • March 21, 2018:
    Serial Number B236364 was reported as accurate
  • March 20, 2018:
    Serial Number B235166 was reported as accurate
  • January 8, 2018:
    Serial Number B235166 was reported as accurate
  • November 27, 2017:
    Serial Number B235166 was reported as accurate
  • November 12, 2017:
    Serial Number B235917 was reported as accurate
  • March 25, 2017:
    Serial Number B234927 was reported as accurate
  • February 12, 2017:
    Serial Number B234927 was reported as accurate
  • December 9, 2016:
    Serial Number B236189 was reported as accurate
  • November 17, 2016:
    Serial Number B236189 was reported as accurate
  • November 16, 2016:
    Serial Number B236189 was reported as accurate
  • October 30, 2016:
    Serial Number B235754 was reported as accurate
  • July 2, 2016:
    Serial Number B235521 was reported as accurate
  • May 15, 2016:
    Serial Number B236251 was reported as accurate
  • February 29, 2016:
    Serial Number B235372 was reported as accurate
  • November 5, 2015:
    Serial Number B236284 was reported as accurate
  • September 30, 2015:
    Serial Number B235614 was reported as accurate
  • August 27, 2015:
    Serial Number B235963 was reported as accurate
  • April 2, 2015:
    Serial Number B235789 was reported as accurate
  • January 19, 2015:
    Serial Number B235372 was reported as accurate
  • January 13, 2015:
    Serial Number B235521 was reported as accurate
  • November 9, 2014:
    Serial Number B236749 was reported as accurate
  • July 20, 2014:
    Serial Number B235133 was reported as accurate
  • April 9, 2014:
    Serial Number B235912 was reported as accurate
  • April 6, 2014:
    Serial Number B235912 was reported as accurate
  • January 25, 2014:
    Serial Number B235524 was reported as accurate
  • December 31, 2013:
    Serial Number B236373 was reported as accurate
  • August 9, 2013:
    Serial Number B235524 was reported as accurate
  • August 8, 2013:
    Serial Number B235524 was reported as accurate
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