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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

Manufacturer: Ball - Waltham
Movement Serial Number: B251258
Grade: Official Standard
Model: 1899
Estimated Production Year: 1911
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

  • September 9, 2017:
    Serial Number B253532 was reported as accurate
  • August 11, 2017:
    Serial Number B250183 was reported as accurate
  • July 16, 2017:
    Serial Number B249860 was reported as accurate
  • July 14, 2017:
    Serial Number B251715 was reported as accurate
  • December 24, 2016:
    Serial Number B253482 was reported as accurate
  • November 24, 2016:
    Serial Number B252690 was reported as accurate
  • October 8, 2016:
    Serial Number B251422 was reported as accurate
  • September 21, 2016:
    Serial Number B252671 was reported as accurate
  • August 28, 2016:
    Serial Number B252843 was reported as accurate
  • August 28, 2016:
    Serial Number B252843 was reported as accurate
  • August 24, 2016:
    Serial Number B251242 was reported as accurate
  • June 22, 2016:
    Serial Number B251351 was reported as accurate
  • June 18, 2016:
    Serial Number B251010 was reported as accurate
  • June 14, 2016:
    Serial Number B251207 was reported as accurate
  • June 14, 2016:
    Serial Number B251207 was reported as accurate
  • May 19, 2016:
    Serial Number B249205 was reported as accurate
  • April 21, 2016:
    Serial Number B252548 was reported as accurate
  • March 31, 2016:
    Serial Number B249568 was reported as accurate
  • March 6, 2016:
    Serial Number B249292 was reported as accurate
  • March 6, 2016:
    Serial Number B249292 was reported as accurate
  • February 17, 2016:
    Serial Number B250510 was reported as accurate
  • December 3, 2015:
    Serial Number B252134 was reported as accurate
  • August 28, 2015:
    Serial Number B249921 was reported as accurate
  • August 10, 2015:
    Serial Number B250265 was reported as accurate
  • July 7, 2015:
    Serial Number B252548 was reported as accurate
  • June 9, 2015:
    Serial Number B251258 was reported as accurate
  • April 22, 2015:
    Serial Number B251258 was reported as accurate
  • March 13, 2015:
    Serial Number B252050 was reported as accurate
  • February 16, 2015:
    Serial Number B252824 was reported as accurate
  • February 7, 2015:
    Serial Number B251095 was reported as accurate
  • December 31, 2014:
    Serial Number B252548 was reported as accurate
  • December 30, 2014:
    Serial Number B252548 was reported as accurate
  • December 18, 2014:
    Serial Number B249320 was reported as accurate
  • November 24, 2014:
    Serial Number B251009 was reported as accurate
  • October 19, 2014:
    Serial Number B252148 was reported as accurate
  • October 17, 2014:
    Serial Number B250508 was reported as accurate
  • August 28, 2014:
    Serial Number B250897 was reported as accurate
  • August 21, 2014:
    Serial Number B251733 was reported as accurate
  • June 6, 2014:
    Serial Number B253144 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Plate Reported as "Unknown." Plate is actually
    3/4 Plate.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
  • April 1, 2014:
    Serial Number B249359 was reported as accurate
  • April 1, 2014:
    Serial Number B249359 was reported as accurate
  • March 12, 2014:
    Serial Number B251238 was reported as accurate
  • February 2, 2014:
    Serial Number B252629 was reported as accurate
  • January 19, 2014:
    Serial Number B252782 was reported as accurate
  • November 17, 2013:
    Serial Number B249883 was reported as accurate
  • October 6, 2013:
    Serial Number B249639 was reported as accurate
  • September 19, 2013:
    Serial Number B249423 was reported as accurate
  • September 19, 2013:
    Serial Number B249423 was reported as accurate
  • August 9, 2013:
    Serial Number B252304 was reported as accurate
  • August 6, 2013:
    Serial Number B250553 was reported as accurate
  • July 13, 2013:
    Serial Number B249280 was reported as accurate
  • June 17, 2013:
    Serial Number B249693 was reported as accurate
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