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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 "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.
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  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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Grade: Crescent St.

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 16072866
Grade: Crescent St.
Model: 1899
Estimated Production Year: 1907
Run Quantity: 400
Total Production: 23,225
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Regulator: Patent
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
Research Note: Waltham Serial Lists do not designate range as Lever-Set.
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Verifications & Observations

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  • October 24, 2017:
    Serial Number 16072689 was reported as accurate
  • October 13, 2017:
    Serial Number 16072667 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Lever set
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever
  • May 13, 2016:
    Serial Number 16072848 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever
  • April 24, 2016:
    Serial Number 16072844 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever
  • February 16, 2015:
    Serial Number 16072850 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever
  • June 23, 2014:
    Serial Number 16072951 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever
  • August 4, 2013:
    Serial Number 16072796 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever
  • March 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 16072866 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Movement Setting: Lever
    Railroad Grade: yes
    Adjusted to Positions: 5
    Movement Finish: Nickel
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever
  • December 11, 2012:
    Serial Number 16072928 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever
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