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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.
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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: 182

Manufacturer: Seth Thomas
Manufacturer Location: Thomaston, Connecticut
Movement Serial Number: 222832
Grade: 182
Model: 5
Size: 18s
Jewels: 17j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Regulator: Micrometer
Hairspring: Breguet
Standard Dial Type: Double-Pressed
Adjusted: Yes
Movement Markings: Seth Thomas
Thomaston, Conn.
Adjusted
17 Jewels
Safety Pinion
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Verifications & Observations

  • May 21, 2018:
    Serial Number 222805 was reported as accurate
  • February 19, 2018:
    Serial Number 222832 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: It would appear that this serial # represents a 17
    J ,Gr 182, made circa 1905
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 159 to 182
    Jewels changed from 15j to 17j
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • December 10, 2017:
    Serial Number 222832 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 159 to 182
    Jewels changed from 15j to 17j
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
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