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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: No. 1

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 16583249
Grade: No. 1
Model: 1883
Estimated Production Year: 1908
Run Quantity: 5,000
Total Production: 1,056,920
Size: 18s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: Full Plate
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Quality Rating:
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • June 20, 2019:
    Serial Number 16583581 was reported as accurate
  • July 9, 2018:
    Serial Number 16584909 was reported as accurate
  • June 29, 2018:
    Serial Number 16582179 was reported as accurate
  • February 23, 2018:
    Serial Number 16581367 was reported as accurate
  • February 20, 2018:
    Serial Number 16580757 was reported as accurate
  • February 20, 2018:
    Serial Number 16580757 was reported as accurate
  • July 28, 2017:
    Serial Number 16581157 was reported as accurate
  • May 23, 2017:
    Serial Number 16582183 was reported as accurate
  • February 22, 2016:
    Serial Number 16584444 was reported as accurate
  • January 20, 2016:
    Serial Number 16584444 was reported as accurate
  • November 2, 2015:
    Serial Number 16582573 was reported as accurate
  • May 14, 2015:
    Serial Number 16580690 was reported as accurate
  • October 13, 2014:
    Serial Number 16584618 was reported as accurate
  • September 6, 2013:
    Serial Number 16580690 was reported as accurate
  • September 5, 2013:
    Serial Number 16580690 was reported as accurate
  • August 4, 2013:
    Serial Number 16581005 was reported as accurate
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