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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.
  7. Consider uploading images of your watch by creating a collection account on the website. This is compeltely free and assists in promoting research in American horology.
  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: P.S. Bartlett

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 14132
Grade: P.S. Bartlett
Model: 1857
Estimated Production Date: November 1858 - December 1858
Run Quantity: 600
Total Production: 292,759
Size: 18s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Either
Movement Finish: Gilt
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

13901
Verification Serial Map
14500
  • December 22, 2019:
    Serial Number 14404 was reported as accurate
  • June 7, 2018:
    Serial Number 14038 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Its not a Bartlett and its plain with blue screws
    and the arm that holds the balance is on the edge
    and on top, the photo on page 413 of the 2018 #38
    watch pricing guide is it. mine is number 14038
    Curator Response: Thanks for the report. If possible, please upload an image of the movement to your collection so we can take a closer look.
  • March 3, 2018:
    Serial Number 14191 was reported as accurate
  • April 19, 2017:
    Serial Number 14263 was reported as accurate
  • March 14, 2017:
    Serial Number 14481 was reported as accurate
  • December 19, 2016:
    Serial Number 14407 was reported as accurate
  • September 30, 2015:
    Serial Number 14132 was reported as accurate
  • August 7, 2015:
    Serial Number 14035 was reported as accurate
  • February 18, 2015:
    Serial Number 14336 was reported as accurate
  • September 6, 2013:
    Serial Number 14132 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
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