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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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Grade: Home Watch Co.

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 1290152
Grade: Home Watch Co.
Model: 1877
Estimated Production Date: January 1880 - February 28, 1880
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 100,010
Size: 18s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Either
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full Plate
Balance Type: Solid
Balance Material: Steel
Adjusted: Yes
Railroad Grade: No
Quality Rating:
Data Research: c.1900 Waltham Factory Ledgers
1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

1290001
Verification Serial Map
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  • January 15, 2019:
    Serial Number 1290152 was reported as accurate
  • May 22, 2015:
    Serial Number 1290203 was reported as accurate
  • April 12, 2015:
    Serial Number 1290826 was reported as accurate
  • July 26, 2014:
    Serial Number 1290318 was reported as accurate
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