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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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U.S. Watch Co. (Waltham, Mass) Grade  Pocket Watch
#20
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U.S. Watch Co. (Waltham, Mass) Grade  Pocket Watch
#20
Image Credit: pmwas1
U.S. Watch Co. (Waltham, Mass) Grade  Pocket Watch
#20
Image Credit: pmwas1
Manufacturer: U.S. Watch Co. (Waltham, Mass)
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 20
Model: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1885-1903
Size: 16s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Going
Balance Type: Monometalic
Train: Coarse
Train Material: Brass
Center Wheel Material: Brass
Regulator: Plain
Hairspring: Flat
Standard Dial Type: Single-Pressed
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Movement Markings: U.S.Watch Co. Waltham, Mass.
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S/N
Observation Source: pmwas1

NOTE: This information was provided by a user and has not been verified for accuracy.


Please note that many times, movements were not finished in sequential order. As a result, the production years provided are merely estimates, and a margin of error +/- 5 years is expected.

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U.S. Watch Co. (Waltham, Mass) Grade  Pocket Watch
#20
Image Credit: pmwas1
U.S. Watch Co. (Waltham, Mass) Grade  Pocket Watch
#20
Image Credit: pmwas1
U.S. Watch Co. (Waltham, Mass) Grade  Pocket Watch
#20
Image Credit: pmwas1