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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 Maximus Pocket Watch

Grade: Maximus

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 16024517
Grade: Maximus
Model: Colonial Series
Estimated Production Year: 1907
Run Quantity: 200
Total Production: 2,811
Size: 14s
Jewels: 23j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Split Plate
Regulator: Patent
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Railroad Grade: No
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
Research Note: Waltham Serial Ledgers designate this run as "Col. Ser." (Colonial Series). Pillar plate measures as 14s while movement is based on the 12s Model 1894.
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Verifications & Observations

16024501
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16024700
  • October 6, 2018:
    Serial Number 16024513 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from Ser. to Colonial Series
  • October 6, 2018:
    Serial Number 16024513 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from Ser. to Colonial Series
  • August 2, 2016:
    Serial Number 16024537 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from Ser. to Colonial Series
  • April 16, 2016:
    Serial Number 16024537 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from Ser. to Colonial Series
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Waltham Grade Maximus Pocket Watch