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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.
  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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Grade: P.S. Bartlett

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 16082509
Grade: P.S. Bartlett
Model: 1892
Estimated Production Year: 1907
Run Quantity: 2,000
Total Production: 35,550
Size: 18s
Jewels: 17j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Two-Tone
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: Full Plate
Regulator: Patent
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: Yes
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

16081501
Verification Serial Map
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  • April 29, 2017:
    Serial Number 16082509 was reported as accurate
  • June 8, 2016:
    Serial Number 16082194 was reported as accurate
  • June 8, 2016:
    Serial Number 16082194 was reported as accurate
  • May 11, 2016:
    Serial Number 16081578 was reported as accurate
  • May 1, 2016:
    Serial Number 16081578 was reported as accurate
  • May 1, 2016:
    Serial Number 16081578 was reported as accurate
  • April 30, 2016:
    Serial Number 16081578 was reported as accurate
  • April 30, 2016:
    Serial Number 16081578 was reported as accurate
  • December 30, 2014:
    Serial Number 16081527 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Movement finish: Nickel- 2 tone
  • January 5, 2014:
    Serial Number 16082086 was reported as accurate
  • November 28, 2013:
    Serial Number 16082524 was reported as accurate
  • May 3, 2013:
    Serial Number 16083359 was reported as accurate
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