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 Traveler Pocket Watch

Grade: Traveler

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 12385520
Grade: Traveler
Model: 1899
Estimated Production Year: 1903
Run Quantity: 2,800
Total Production: 286,550
Size: 16s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 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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  • May 24, 2018:
    Serial Number 12385730 was reported as accurate
  • March 17, 2017:
    Serial Number 12385529 was reported as accurate
  • April 8, 2016:
    Serial Number 12386162 was reported as accurate
  • March 6, 2015:
    Serial Number 12386885 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • February 23, 2015:
    Serial Number 12386885 was reported as accurate
  • August 15, 2014:
    Serial Number 12386711 was reported as accurate
  • February 5, 2014:
    Serial Number 12386125 was reported as accurate
  • December 7, 2013:
    Serial Number 12386105 was reported as accurate
Waltham Grade Traveler Pocket Watch