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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:

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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. 825

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 14890954
Grade: No. 825
Model: 1883
Estimated Production Year: 1906
Run Quantity: 5,000
Total Production: 322,850
Size: 18s
Jewels: 17j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: Full Plate
Regulator: Patent
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • May 22, 2020:
    Serial Number 14890954 was reported as accurate
  • April 28, 2019:
    Serial Number 14891064 was reported as accurate
  • March 27, 2019:
    Serial Number 14890380 was reported as accurate
  • February 17, 2019:
    Serial Number 14889853 was reported as accurate
  • February 17, 2019:
    Serial Number 14889853 was reported as accurate
  • November 27, 2018:
    Serial Number 14891311 was reported as accurate
  • September 1, 2018:
    Serial Number 14890954 was reported as accurate
  • August 19, 2018:
    Serial Number 14891521 was reported as accurate
  • May 20, 2018:
    Serial Number 14891064 was reported as accurate
  • May 20, 2018:
    Serial Number 14891064 was reported as accurate
  • November 11, 2017:
    Serial Number 14892570 was reported as accurate
  • March 2, 2016:
    Serial Number 14892425 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Nickel
  • January 31, 2016:
    Serial Number 14891144 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Nickel
  • January 31, 2016:
    Serial Number 14891144 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Nickel
  • October 16, 2015:
    Serial Number 14888620 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Nickel
  • May 2, 2015:
    Serial Number 14891874 was reported as accurate
  • December 28, 2014:
    Serial Number 14892352 was reported as accurate
  • September 28, 2014:
    Serial Number 14893213 was reported as accurate
  • May 17, 2014:
    Serial Number 14890758 was reported as accurate
  • March 31, 2014:
    Serial Number 14890005 was reported as accurate
  • January 11, 2014:
    Serial Number 14891344 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: The one I'm looking at is nickel finish
  • December 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 14891675 was reported as accurate
  • November 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 14892941 was reported as accurate
  • November 13, 2013:
    Serial Number 14892941 was reported as accurate
  • June 8, 2013:
    Serial Number 14891089 was reported as accurate
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