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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. 81

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 13258607
Grade: No. 81
Model: 1883
Estimated Production Year: 1903
Run Quantity: 4,500
Total Production: 368,799
Size: 18s
Jewels: 15j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Gilt
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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  • March 22, 2019:
    Serial Number 13261380 was reported as accurate
  • September 29, 2018:
    Serial Number 13258134 was reported as accurate
  • August 28, 2018:
    Serial Number 13261447 was reported as accurate
  • September 12, 2017:
    Serial Number 13259319 was reported as accurate
  • February 2, 2017:
    Serial Number 13258606 was reported as accurate
  • September 19, 2016:
    Serial Number 13259943 was reported as accurate
  • June 18, 2016:
    Serial Number 13259293 was reported as accurate
  • April 14, 2015:
    Serial Number 13261369 was reported as accurate
  • May 7, 2014:
    Serial Number 13259827 was reported as accurate
  • June 22, 2013:
    Serial Number 13259554 was reported as accurate
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