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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: Crescent St.

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 15062841
Grade: Crescent St.
Model: 1899
Estimated Production Year: 1906
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 23,225
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
Jewel Setting: Raised Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Signing Style: Mixed
Movement Inlay Color: Black
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Regulator: Church 1892
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
Movement Markings: Crescent St.
Waltham, Mass.
21 Jewels
Adjusted
5 Positions
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • July 19, 2019:
    Serial Number 15063318 was reported as accurate
  • December 18, 2018:
    Serial Number 15063439 was reported as accurate
  • November 1, 2018:
    Serial Number 15063318 was reported as accurate
  • May 3, 2018:
    Serial Number 15063417 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 5 adjustable position
    lever set
    Rail road quality
  • March 6, 2018:
    Serial Number 15063351 was reported as accurate
  • December 2, 2017:
    Serial Number 15063351 was reported as accurate
  • October 15, 2016:
    Serial Number 15063330 was reported as accurate
  • October 15, 2016:
    Serial Number 15063330 was reported as accurate
  • April 5, 2016:
    Serial Number 15062887 was reported as accurate
  • February 11, 2016:
    Serial Number 15062887 was reported as accurate
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