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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 "mechanism" of the watch).
  2. Never use the serial number from the case or any other part.
  3. Always select the correct manufacturer, which is usually stamped on the watch movement or dial.
  4. If the manufacturer is not listed on the site, you may have a "private label" watch or it may not be American-made.
  5. If the serial number includes a letter, enter it along with the number when using the lookup feature.
  6. 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.
  7. Consider uploading images of your watch by creating a collection account on the website. This is compeltely free and assists in promoting research in American horology.
  8. 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 Standard

Manufacturer: Ball - Waltham
Movement Serial Number: B263482
Grade: Official Standard
Model: 1899
Estimated Production Year: 1918
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

  • October 5, 2019:
    Serial Number B264234 was reported as accurate
  • September 10, 2019:
    Serial Number B264234 was reported as accurate
  • September 10, 2019:
    Serial Number B264234 was reported as accurate
  • August 10, 2019:
    Serial Number B263482 was reported as accurate
  • July 19, 2019:
    Serial Number B263482 was reported as accurate
  • July 15, 2019:
    Serial Number B263482 was reported as accurate
  • March 11, 2019:
    Serial Number B263661 was reported as accurate
  • March 3, 2019:
    Serial Number B263661 was reported as accurate
  • March 2, 2019:
    Serial Number B263661 was reported as accurate
  • August 15, 2018:
    Serial Number B264189 was reported as accurate
  • June 24, 2018:
    Serial Number B264171 was reported as accurate
  • January 26, 2017:
    Serial Number B264342 was reported as accurate
  • June 18, 2016:
    Serial Number B264051 was reported as accurate
  • March 19, 2016:
    Serial Number B263741 was reported as accurate
  • February 8, 2016:
    Serial Number B263741 was reported as accurate
  • February 4, 2016:
    Serial Number B263741 was reported as accurate
  • February 3, 2016:
    Serial Number B263741 was reported as accurate
  • August 24, 2015:
    Serial Number B263655 was reported as accurate
  • August 23, 2015:
    Serial Number B263655 was reported as accurate
  • October 19, 2014:
    Serial Number B264005 was reported as accurate
  • October 19, 2014:
    Serial Number B264005 was reported as accurate
  • September 13, 2014:
    Serial Number B264005 was reported as accurate
  • January 22, 2014:
    Serial Number B264310 was reported as accurate
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