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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.
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Waltham Grade Riverside Research

Waltham Grade Riverside Advertisement from 1914

Moore & Evans Catalog

Publication Date: c. 1914

Page: 26

Grade:Riverside
Manufacturer:Waltham
Size:16s
Model:1899
Configuration:Openface or Hunting
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Jewels:19j
Jewel Count Marked:Yes
Jewel Setting:Raised Gold Settings
Jewel Description:19 Fine Ruby Jewels, Raised Gold Settings
Adjusted:Yes
Adjusted Marked:Yes
Adjusted To Temperature:Yes
Adjusted # Positions:3
Adjusted Description:Adjusted to Temperature, Isochronism and Three Positions
Regulator:Patent Micrometric Regulator
Hairspring:Breguet
Balance:Compensation
Markings:A.W.W.Co.
Waltham, Mass.
Riverside
17 Jewels
Adjusted
Safety Barrel
Movement Font Style:Mixed
Description:American Waltham Watch Co.
Riverside (Htg. and O.F.) $54.66
16 Size, Nickel, 19 Fine Ruby Jewels, Raised Gold Settings, Gold Center Wheel, Double Roller Escapement, Steel Escape Wheel, Exposed Pallets, Patent Micrometric Regulator, Compensating Balance, Adjusted to Temperature and Three Positions, Patent Breguet Hairspring, Pendant Set.
Price:$54.66
Waltham Grade Riverside Advertisement from 1915

Dearborn Watch & Clock Co. Catalog

Publication Date: c. 1915

Page: 92

Grade:Riverside
Manufacturer:Waltham
Size:16s
Model:1899
Configuration:Openface or Hunting
Finish:Nickel
Jewels:19j
Jewel Count Marked:Yes
Jewel Setting:Raised Gold Settings
Jewel Description:19 Fine Ruby and Sapphire Jewels, Raised Gold Settings
Adjusted:Yes
Adjusted Marked:Yes
Adjusted To Temperature:Yes
Adjusted # Positions:5
Adjusted Description:Adjusted to Temperature and Five Positions
Railroad Grade:Yes
Regulator:Patent Micrometric Regulator
Hairspring:Breguet
Balance:Compensation
Markings:A.W.W.Co.
Waltham, Mass.
Riverside
19 Jewels
Adjusted
5 Positions
Safety Barrel
Movement Font Style:Mixed
Dial Type:Double-sunk
Description:16 Size Waltham Riverside
19 Jewel Nickel Movement.
19 fine ruby and sapphire jewels, raised gold settings, adjusted to temperature and five positions, compensating balance, meantime screws, patent Breguet hairspring, hardened and tempered in form, patent detachable balance staff, double roller escapement, exposed sapphire pallets, steel escape wheel, patent micrometric regulator, red gold center wheel, tempered steel safety barrel, exposed winding wheels, double sunk dial.
No. 1719 Hunting style, pendant set. $63.70
No. 1720 Open face style, pendant set. $63.70
No. 1721 Open face style, lever set. $63.70
Price:$63.70
Waltham Grade Riverside Advertisement from 1915

P.W. Ellis & Co. Illustrated Catalogue

Publication Year: 1915

Page: 27

Grade:Riverside
Manufacturer:Waltham
Size:16s
Jewels:19j
Adjusted:Yes
Adjusted Marked:Yes
Adjusted # Positions:5
Railroad Grade:Yes
Description:Riverside
19 Jewels
16 Size Only
$35.00
Price:$35.00
Waltham Grade Riverside Advertisement from 1916

A.C. Becken Illustrated Catalogue and Price List

Publication Year: 1916

Grade:Riverside
Manufacturer:Waltham
Size:16s
Model:1899
Configuration:Openface or Hunting
Finish:Nickel
Jewels:19j
Jewel Count Marked:Yes
Jewel Description:19 Jewels, Fine Ruby and Sapphire Jewels
Adjusted:Yes
Adjusted Marked:Yes
Adjusted To Temperature:Yes
Adjusted To Isochronism:Yes
Adjusted # Positions:5
Adjusted Description:Adjusted to Temperature, Isochronism and Five Positions
Markings:A.W.W.Co.
Waltham, Mass.
Riverside
19 Jewels
Adjusted
5 Positions
Movement Font Style:Mixed
Description:Riverside. Nickel
Adjusted to temperature, isochronism and five positions; double roller, steel escape wheel; fine ruby and sapphire jewels.
19 Jewels, Hunting, Pendant Setting. $43.00
19 Jewels, Open Face, Pendant Setting. $43.00
19 Jewels, Open Face, Pendant Setting. $43.00
19 Jewels, Non-Magnetic, Hunting, Pendant Setting. $62.00
19 Jewels, Non-Magnetic, Open Face, Pendant Setting. $62.00
Price:$43.00