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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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Grade: No. 820

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 11375442
Grade: No. 820
Model: 1883
Estimated Production Year: 1902
Run Quantity: 3,000
Total Production: 413,500
Size: 18s
Jewels: 15j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: Full Plate
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • October 29, 2017:
    Serial Number 11372629 was reported as accurate
  • February 17, 2017:
    Serial Number 11374977 was reported as accurate
  • November 17, 2016:
    Serial Number 11374922 was reported as accurate
  • August 9, 2016:
    Serial Number 11372507 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Nickel
  • January 6, 2016:
    Serial Number 11375119 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Nickel
  • January 6, 2015:
    Serial Number 11375119 was reported as accurate
  • December 10, 2014:
    Serial Number 11372891 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • December 10, 2014:
    Serial Number 11372891 was reported as accurate
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