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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: B238977
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

  • August 6, 2019:
    Serial Number B239339 was reported as accurate
  • May 27, 2019:
    Serial Number B239187 was reported as accurate
  • April 24, 2019:
    Serial Number B238977 was reported as accurate
  • January 19, 2019:
    Serial Number B239420 was reported as accurate
  • May 18, 2018:
    Serial Number B239819 was reported as accurate
  • January 21, 2018:
    Serial Number B239234 was reported as accurate
  • May 26, 2017:
    Serial Number B239256 was reported as accurate
  • January 12, 2017:
    Serial Number B238987 was reported as accurate
  • November 12, 2016:
    Serial Number B239286 was reported as accurate
  • September 25, 2016:
    Serial Number B239720 was reported as accurate
  • January 17, 2016:
    Serial Number B239047 was reported as accurate
  • November 30, 2015:
    Serial Number B239824 was reported as accurate
  • November 5, 2015:
    Serial Number B239084 was reported as accurate
  • October 25, 2015:
    Serial Number B239884 was reported as accurate
  • February 26, 2015:
    Serial Number B239470 was reported as accurate
  • January 31, 2015:
    Serial Number B239019 was reported as accurate
  • January 29, 2015:
    Serial Number B239346 was reported as accurate
  • January 16, 2015:
    Serial Number B239019 was reported as accurate
  • August 25, 2014:
    Serial Number B239670 was reported as accurate
  • August 22, 2014:
    Serial Number B239638 was reported as accurate
  • April 25, 2014:
    Serial Number B239180 was reported as accurate
  • November 4, 2013:
    Serial Number B239411 was reported as accurate
  • October 21, 2013:
    Serial Number B239121 was reported as accurate
  • August 16, 2013:
    Serial Number B239047 was reported as accurate
  • August 12, 2013:
    Serial Number B239097 was reported as accurate
  • June 22, 2013:
    Serial Number B239839 was reported as accurate
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