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 No. 18 Pocket Watch

Grade: No. 18

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 10981632
Grade: No. 18
Model: 1883
Estimated Production Year: 1901
Run Quantity: 4,000
Total Production: 648,314
Size: 18s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: Full 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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  • July 9, 2018:
    Serial Number 10982554 was reported as accurate
  • June 11, 2018:
    Serial Number 10982554 was reported as accurate
  • January 7, 2018:
    Serial Number 10979379 was reported as accurate
  • December 16, 2017:
    Serial Number 10982747 was reported as accurate
  • April 16, 2017:
    Serial Number 10981860 was reported as accurate
  • February 17, 2015:
    Serial Number 10980063 was reported as accurate
  • August 27, 2014:
    Serial Number 10982388 was reported as accurate
Waltham Grade No. 18 Pocket Watch