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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 "mechanism" of the watch).
  2. Never use the serial number from the case or any other part.
  3. Always select the correct manufacturer, which is usually stamped on the watch movement or dial.
  4. If the manufacturer is not listed on the site, you may have a "private label" watch or it may not be American-made.
  5. If the serial number includes a letter, enter it along with the number when using the lookup feature.
  6. 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.
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  8. 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: 13953195
Grade: No. 81
Model: 1883
Estimated Production Year: 1904
Run Quantity: 6,000
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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  • November 9, 2019:
    Serial Number 13951153 was reported as accurate
  • November 5, 2019:
    Serial Number 13951153 was reported as accurate
  • September 29, 2019:
    Serial Number 13948308 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Mine is hunting and lever set. Dale
    Curator Response: Thanks for the report. If possible, please upload an image of the movement to your collection for further evaluation and documentation.
  • January 11, 2019:
    Serial Number 13952097 was reported as accurate
  • December 29, 2018:
    Serial Number 13951153 was reported as accurate
  • August 11, 2018:
    Serial Number 13950601 was reported as accurate
  • February 23, 2018:
    Serial Number 13950814 was reported as accurate
  • January 12, 2018:
    Serial Number 13952332 was reported as accurate
  • November 4, 2017:
    Serial Number 13949271 was reported as accurate
  • March 6, 2016:
    Serial Number 13949099 was reported as accurate
  • January 27, 2016:
    Serial Number 13952486 was reported as accurate
  • August 14, 2014:
    Serial Number 13950227 was reported as accurate
  • August 6, 2014:
    Serial Number 13950976 was reported as accurate
  • June 10, 2014:
    Serial Number 13952536 was reported as accurate
  • January 27, 2014:
    Serial Number 13953233 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Railroad grade: No
  • January 13, 2014:
    Serial Number 13948987 was reported as accurate
  • June 8, 2013:
    Serial Number 13949367 was reported as accurate
  • April 23, 2013:
    Serial Number 13952321 was reported as accurate
  • March 12, 2013:
    Serial Number 13952321 was reported as accurate
  • March 7, 2013:
    Serial Number 13953195 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: It does not read Appleton Tracy & Co and mine has
    the F/S bar
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