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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:

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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: B247035
Grade: Official Standard
Model: 1899
Estimated Production Year: 1910
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
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

  • April 19, 2019:
    Serial Number B244796 was reported as accurate
  • March 28, 2019:
    Serial Number B245803 was reported as accurate
  • March 25, 2019:
    Serial Number B244798 was reported as accurate
  • March 25, 2019:
    Serial Number B244798 was reported as accurate
  • February 24, 2019:
    Serial Number B246308 was reported as accurate
  • January 28, 2019:
    Serial Number B245407 was reported as accurate
  • January 28, 2019:
    Serial Number B245112 was reported as accurate
  • January 17, 2019:
    Serial Number B245112 was reported as accurate
  • January 4, 2019:
    Serial Number B245645 was reported as accurate
  • December 23, 2018:
    Serial Number B244553 was reported as accurate
  • December 13, 2018:
    Serial Number B245465 was reported as accurate
  • November 29, 2018:
    Serial Number B247132 was reported as accurate
  • November 2, 2018:
    Serial Number B245645 was reported as accurate
  • May 11, 2018:
    Serial Number B247132 was reported as accurate
  • April 30, 2018:
    Serial Number B245000 was reported as accurate
  • March 14, 2018:
    Serial Number B245826 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Movement # B245826 is stamped 19 jewels
  • February 26, 2018:
    Serial Number B245085 was reported as accurate
  • February 8, 2018:
    Serial Number B247035 was reported as accurate
  • December 29, 2017:
    Serial Number B244936 was reported as accurate
  • August 14, 2017:
    Serial Number B245407 was reported as accurate
  • July 30, 2017:
    Serial Number B246959 was reported as accurate
  • July 23, 2017:
    Serial Number B247175 was reported as accurate
  • June 26, 2017:
    Serial Number B245826 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: My watch is stamped 19 jewels site says 21
  • January 29, 2017:
    Serial Number B246690 was reported as accurate
  • January 3, 2017:
    Serial Number B245253 was reported as accurate
  • August 25, 2016:
    Serial Number B245755 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: This serial number B245755 is a19 jewel,not a 21
    ,as the database states.
  • August 25, 2016:
    Serial Number B245755 was reported as accurate
  • March 16, 2016:
    Serial Number B245276 was reported as accurate
  • January 14, 2016:
    Serial Number B246317 was reported as accurate
  • January 11, 2016:
    Serial Number B246357 was reported as accurate
  • January 10, 2016:
    Serial Number B244523 was reported as accurate
  • January 4, 2016:
    Serial Number B245427 was reported as accurate
  • December 5, 2015:
    Serial Number B246317 was reported as accurate
  • November 18, 2015:
    Serial Number B246944 was reported as accurate
  • October 27, 2015:
    Serial Number B246344 was reported as accurate
  • October 25, 2015:
    Serial Number B244609 was reported as accurate
  • October 19, 2015:
    Serial Number B244609 was reported as accurate
  • September 8, 2015:
    Serial Number B244762 was reported as accurate
  • August 29, 2015:
    Serial Number B245280 was reported as accurate
  • August 26, 2015:
    Serial Number B246344 was reported as accurate
  • August 22, 2015:
    Serial Number B245450 was reported as accurate
  • August 22, 2015:
    Serial Number B245450 was reported as accurate
  • June 4, 2015:
    Serial Number B244413 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • May 7, 2015:
    Serial Number B245410 was reported as accurate
  • April 26, 2015:
    Serial Number B245112 was reported as accurate
  • March 15, 2015:
    Serial Number B245656 was reported as accurate
  • March 1, 2015:
    Serial Number B245950 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • January 4, 2015:
    Serial Number B244559 was reported as accurate
  • January 2, 2015:
    Serial Number B244559 was reported as accurate
  • November 7, 2014:
    Serial Number B245268 was reported as accurate
  • October 2, 2014:
    Serial Number B246997 was reported as accurate
  • October 1, 2014:
    Serial Number B245268 was reported as accurate
  • June 17, 2014:
    Serial Number B247060 was reported as accurate
  • March 9, 2014:
    Serial Number B245685 was reported as accurate
  • February 20, 2014:
    Serial Number B246204 was reported as accurate
  • February 18, 2014:
    Serial Number B246204 was reported as accurate
  • February 18, 2014:
    Serial Number B246204 was reported as accurate
  • February 11, 2014:
    Serial Number B246942 was reported as accurate
  • November 27, 2013:
    Serial Number B246318 was reported as accurate
  • November 22, 2013:
    Serial Number B245843 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Mine is 19 jewels, not 21, but everything else is
    the same
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
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