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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

Manufacturer: Ball - Waltham
Movement Serial Number: B266241
Grade: Official Standard
Model: 1899
Estimated Production Year: 1919
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Finish Pattern: Circular
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Regulator: Reed
Pallet Jewel Material: Sapphire
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
Movement Markings: Ball Watch Co.
Cleveland, O.
21 Jewels.
Trade Mark
Official Standard
Adjusted.
5 Positions.
Sapphire Pallets
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Verifications & Observations

  • May 9, 2019:
    Serial Number B267575 was reported as accurate
  • April 22, 2019:
    Serial Number B266454 was reported as accurate
  • January 15, 2019:
    Serial Number B267231 was reported as accurate
  • January 14, 2019:
    Serial Number B266241 was reported as accurate
  • January 11, 2019:
    Serial Number B266278 was reported as accurate
  • November 19, 2018:
    Serial Number B266048 was reported as accurate
  • July 27, 2018:
    Serial Number B267612 was reported as accurate
  • July 24, 2018:
    Serial Number B267612 was reported as accurate
  • July 14, 2018:
    Serial Number B267186 was reported as accurate
  • February 16, 2018:
    Serial Number B266048 was reported as accurate
  • January 26, 2018:
    Serial Number B266850 was reported as accurate
  • January 18, 2018:
    Serial Number B267006 was reported as accurate
  • April 28, 2017:
    Serial Number B265996 was reported as accurate
  • March 13, 2017:
    Serial Number B267378 was reported as accurate
  • January 6, 2017:
    Serial Number B267167 was reported as accurate
  • August 28, 2016:
    Serial Number B266872 was reported as accurate
  • January 14, 2016:
    Serial Number B267772 was reported as accurate
  • January 14, 2016:
    Serial Number B267772 was reported as accurate
  • December 5, 2015:
    Serial Number B266738 was reported as accurate
  • October 26, 2015:
    Serial Number B267686 was reported as accurate
  • October 25, 2015:
    Serial Number B267686 was reported as accurate
  • August 6, 2015:
    Serial Number B267671 was reported as accurate
  • August 3, 2015:
    Serial Number B267024 was reported as accurate
  • June 20, 2015:
    Serial Number B266965 was reported as accurate
  • June 19, 2015:
    Serial Number B266738 was reported as accurate
  • June 19, 2015:
    Serial Number B266738 was reported as accurate
  • June 19, 2015:
    Serial Number B266738 was reported as accurate
  • June 19, 2015:
    Serial Number B266738 was reported as accurate
  • June 19, 2015:
    Serial Number B266738 was reported as accurate
  • June 19, 2015:
    Serial Number B266738 was reported as accurate
  • June 19, 2015:
    Serial Number B266738 was reported as accurate
  • June 19, 2015:
    Serial Number B266738 was reported as accurate
  • January 26, 2015:
    Serial Number B267792 was reported as accurate
  • January 2, 2015:
    Serial Number B267024 was reported as accurate
  • May 6, 2014:
    Serial Number B267771 was reported as accurate
  • February 15, 2014:
    Serial Number B267571 was reported as accurate
  • December 22, 2013:
    Serial Number B267856 was reported as accurate
  • October 13, 2013:
    Serial Number B266343 was reported as accurate
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