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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Waltham Grade Vanguard Pocket Watch

Grade: Vanguard

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 10574995
Grade: Vanguard
Model: 1892
Estimated Production Year: 1901
Run Quantity: 500
Total Production: 102,444
Size: 18s
Jewels: 23j
Jewel Setting: Raised Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Signing Style: Old English
Movement Inlay Color: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Regulator: Patent
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
Quality Rating:
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • November 6, 2018:
    Serial Number 10574721 was reported as accurate
  • August 6, 2018:
    Serial Number 10574721 was reported as accurate
  • June 4, 2018:
    Serial Number 10574721 was reported as accurate
  • June 3, 2017:
    Serial Number 10574988 was reported as accurate
  • March 26, 2017:
    Serial Number 10574982 was reported as accurate
  • May 4, 2016:
    Serial Number 10574816 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Most certainly a railroad grade watch!
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Nickel
  • March 21, 2015:
    Serial Number 10574744 was reported as accurate
  • December 5, 2014:
    Serial Number 10574926 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Surely railroad apprived
  • October 13, 2014:
    Serial Number 10574760 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
Waltham Grade Vanguard Pocket Watch