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

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 10504727
Grade: Riverside
Model: 1899
Estimated Production Year: 1901
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 56,539
Size: 16s
Jewels: 17j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Regulator: Patent
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

10504501
Verification Serial Map
10505500
  • December 2, 2018:
    Serial Number 10505111 was reported as accurate
  • March 20, 2018:
    Serial Number 10504788 was reported as accurate
  • October 8, 2017:
    Serial Number 10505000 was reported as accurate
  • May 29, 2017:
    Serial Number 10505254 was reported as accurate
  • August 16, 2016:
    Serial Number 10505280 was reported as accurate
  • August 16, 2016:
    Serial Number 10505280 was reported as accurate
  • August 7, 2016:
    Serial Number 10504514 was reported as accurate
  • March 17, 2016:
    Serial Number 10505219 was reported as accurate
  • January 30, 2016:
    Serial Number 10505396 was reported as accurate
  • January 27, 2016:
    Serial Number 10504727 was reported as accurate
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