Loading…
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
  Serial Number:
Need to replace a watch crystal? Use our new crystal size guide to find the proper fit.

Grade: Riverside

Mixed Run: Pendant-Set and Lever-Set Examples Reported

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 15105620
Grade: Riverside
Model: 1899
Estimated Production Year: 1906
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 56,539
Size: 16s
Jewels: 19j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant    Mixed Run
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Regulator: Patent
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Railroad Grade: Yes
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
Help us improve the database: Does this info describe your movement accurately?
Why Might This Information Be Incorrect?
Thanks for your help!
We have received your verification.

Data Confidence Rating:

Verifications & Observations

15105001
Verification Serial Map
15106000
  • March 12, 2019:
    Serial Number 15105791 was reported as accurate
  • December 26, 2018:
    Serial Number 15105930 was reported as accurate
  • November 9, 2018:
    Serial Number 15105717 was reported as accurate
  • July 4, 2017:
    Serial Number 15105717 was reported as accurate
  • May 25, 2017:
    Serial Number 15105917 was reported as accurate
  • April 30, 2017:
    Serial Number 15105717 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: watch is pendant set
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
  • March 28, 2017:
    Serial Number 15105065 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Pendant set, not lever set
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
  • December 21, 2016:
    Serial Number 15105620 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
  • September 7, 2015:
    Serial Number 15105748 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Pendant Set
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
  • September 3, 2015:
    Serial Number 15105567 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
  • August 10, 2015:
    Serial Number 15105272 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Lever set, marked "Adjusted 5 Positions", nickel
    finish, this is railroad grade.
  • February 10, 2014:
    Serial Number 15105979 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 15105979 is a Lever Set, 5 Position Adjusted, 16S,
    19 Jewel, Riverside, OF model.
  • January 2, 2014:
    Serial Number 15105651 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 5 Position adjustment, lever setting
  • February 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 15105062 was reported as accurate
26