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 Amn. Watch Co. Pocket Watch

Grade: Amn. Watch Co.

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Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 1242629
Grade: Amn. Watch Co.
Model: 1872
Estimated Production Date: April 1880 - September 1880
Run Quantity: 200
Total Production: 11,115
Size: 16s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Setting: Lever or Pin
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Adjusted: Yes
Railroad Grade: No
Quality Rating:
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
c.1900 Waltham Factory Ledgers
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Verifications & Observations

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  • September 21, 2017:
    Serial Number 1242533 was reported as accurate
  • December 31, 2016:
    Serial Number 1242629 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • March 27, 2015:
    Serial Number 1242677 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
Waltham Grade Amn. Watch Co. Pocket Watch