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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.
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Due to the lack of existing factory records, our Seth Thomas database has been reconstructed using observations of known watches.
As a result, the information may contain inaccuracies. Please let us know if you have details that can improve the database.

Grade: 122

Manufacturer: Seth Thomas
Manufacturer Location: Thomaston, Connecticut
Movement Serial Number: 112357
Grade: 122
Model: 14
Size: 6s
Jewels: 11j
Jewel Setting: Friction Settings
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Regulator: Plain
Hairspring: Flat
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Movement Markings: Seth Thomas
Thomaston, Conn.
Safety Pinion
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Verifications & Observations

  • April 21, 2017:
    Serial Number 112357 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Nickel Finish
    11 Jewels
    Damaskeening
    higher quality rating
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 46 to 122
    Jewels changed from 7j to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt to Nickel
  • November 20, 2015:
    Serial Number 112523 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Unknown to 122
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Nickel
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