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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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Waltham Grade Riverside Pocket Watch

Grade: Riverside

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

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 15133223
Grade: Riverside
Model: 1899
Estimated Production Year: 1906
Run Quantity: 800
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
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Verifications & Observations

15133201
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15134000
  • September 14, 2019:
    Serial Number 15133294 was reported as accurate
  • September 11, 2019:
    Serial Number 15133735 was reported as accurate
  • March 21, 2018:
    Serial Number 15133509 was reported as accurate
  • September 4, 2017:
    Serial Number 15133294 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: The movement I have is pendant set.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
  • August 5, 2016:
    Serial Number 15133289 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
  • March 30, 2016:
    Serial Number 15133751 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Marked "Adjusted 5 Positions" and Lever Set.
    Definitely Railroad Grade.
  • March 24, 2016:
    Serial Number 15133876 was reported as accurate
  • September 26, 2015:
    Serial Number 15133829 was reported as accurate
  • September 17, 2015:
    Serial Number 15133209 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • October 28, 2013:
    Serial Number 15133265 was reported as accurate
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Waltham Grade Riverside Pocket Watch