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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: No. 825

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 15824608
Grade: No. 825
Model: 1883
Estimated Production Year: 1907
Run Quantity: 2,000
Total Production: 322,850
Size: 18s
Jewels: 17j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

15824001
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15826000
  • June 25, 2020:
    Serial Number 15824608 was reported as accurate
  • June 8, 2020:
    Serial Number 15824608 was reported as accurate
  • May 1, 2019:
    Serial Number 15825194 was reported as accurate
  • April 27, 2019:
    Serial Number 15825365 was reported as accurate
  • February 7, 2019:
    Serial Number 15824608 was reported as accurate
  • February 1, 2019:
    Serial Number 15824172 was reported as accurate
  • October 27, 2018:
    Serial Number 15824830 was reported as accurate
  • February 1, 2018:
    Serial Number 15824137 was reported as accurate
  • September 12, 2017:
    Serial Number 15825461 was reported as accurate
  • March 19, 2017:
    Serial Number 15825119 was reported as accurate
  • October 22, 2016:
    Serial Number 15825248 was reported as accurate
  • July 5, 2016:
    Serial Number 15824433 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Nickel
  • November 17, 2015:
    Serial Number 15824397 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Nickel
  • August 16, 2015:
    Serial Number 15825666 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Nickel
  • November 18, 2013:
    Serial Number 15825022 was reported as accurate
  • November 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 15825397 was reported as accurate
  • September 13, 2013:
    Serial Number 15824058 was reported as accurate
  • June 18, 2013:
    Serial Number 15824397 was reported as accurate
  • April 1, 2013:
    Serial Number 15825271 was reported as accurate
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