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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.
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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: Seaside

Mixed Run: 7-Jewel and 15-Jewel Examples Reported

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 10280726
Grade: Seaside
Model: 1890
Estimated Production Year: 1901
Run Quantity: 10,500
Total Production: 993,698
Size: 6s
Jewels: 7j    Mixed Run
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Split Plate
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Quality Rating:
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • November 19, 2019:
    Serial Number 10283721 was reported as accurate
  • October 20, 2019:
    Serial Number 10281239 was reported as accurate
  • August 4, 2019:
    Serial Number 10285317 was reported as accurate
  • November 12, 2018:
    Serial Number 10281615 was reported as accurate
  • October 9, 2018:
    Serial Number 10278546 was reported as accurate
  • February 25, 2018:
    Serial Number 10279956 was reported as accurate
  • February 5, 2018:
    Serial Number 10285281 was reported as accurate
  • December 6, 2017:
    Serial Number 10277623 was reported as accurate
  • December 10, 2016:
    Serial Number 10278863 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: My movement is marked 15 Jewels. I can send a
    picture of the movement if that would be helpful
  • October 6, 2016:
    Serial Number 10282398 was reported as accurate
  • June 15, 2016:
    Serial Number 10282776 was reported as accurate
  • April 14, 2016:
    Serial Number 10286293 was reported as accurate
  • February 29, 2016:
    Serial Number 10284620 was reported as accurate
  • December 9, 2015:
    Serial Number 10279731 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4 Split
  • October 28, 2015:
    Serial Number 10280370 was reported as accurate
  • September 11, 2015:
    Serial Number 10282205 was reported as accurate
  • February 15, 2015:
    Serial Number 10287497 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: All correct accept it is a 7 Jewel Hunter Case
    movement.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 15j to 7j
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4 Split
  • December 9, 2014:
    Serial Number 10280149 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 15j to 7j
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • September 13, 2014:
    Serial Number 10286180 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 15j to 7j
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • April 26, 2014:
    Serial Number 10281043 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 15j to 7j
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • January 29, 2014:
    Serial Number 10283268 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 15j to 7j
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • March 28, 2013:
    Serial Number 10283782 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 7 jewel hunter case
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 15j to 7j
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4 Split
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