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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: No. 81

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 14314946
Grade: No. 81
Model: 1883
Estimated Production Year: 1905
Run Quantity: 3,000
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

14314501
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14317500
  • December 16, 2017:
    Serial Number 14316587 was reported as accurate
  • July 13, 2017:
    Serial Number 14316125 was reported as accurate
  • October 14, 2016:
    Serial Number 14316478 was reported as accurate
  • June 21, 2016:
    Serial Number 14315026 was reported as accurate
  • December 10, 2015:
    Serial Number 14316918 was reported as accurate
  • January 7, 2015:
    Serial Number 14316745 was reported as accurate
  • November 20, 2013:
    Serial Number 14314946 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: My movement is plane brass (see photo) but it does
    not appear to have the original balance top plate.
    Shadowing on main plate and setting scale in two
    locations with a single pointer seem to backup my
    belief.
  • November 20, 2013:
    Serial Number 14314946 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • January 30, 2013:
    Serial Number 14317108 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
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