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 "guts" of the watch).
  2. Never use the serial number from the case or any other part.
  3. If the serial number includes a letter, enter it along with the number when using the lookup feature.
  4. 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.
  5. Always select the correct manufacturer, which is usually stamped on the watch movement.
  6. If the manufacturer is not listed on the site, you may have a "private label" watch or it may not be American-made.
  7. 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 No. 165 Pocket Watch

Grade: No. 165

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 15278113
Grade: No. 165
Model: 1907
Estimated Production Year: 1907
Run Quantity: 5,000
Total Production: 197,100
Size: 0s
Jewels: 15j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Split Plate
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • July 22, 2018:
    Serial Number 15279042 was reported as accurate
  • July 22, 2018:
    Serial Number 15279042 was reported as accurate
  • August 30, 2017:
    Serial Number 15276389 was reported as accurate
  • April 28, 2017:
    Serial Number 15277165 was reported as accurate
  • March 16, 2017:
    Serial Number 15275792 was reported as accurate
  • July 24, 2015:
    Serial Number 15279503 was reported as accurate
  • October 3, 2013:
    Serial Number 15275045 was reported as accurate
  • January 8, 2013:
    Serial Number 15275809 was reported as accurate
Waltham Grade No. 165 Pocket Watch