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: Riverside

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 17011795
Grade: Riverside
Model: 1899
Estimated Production Year: 1908
Run Quantity: 1,100
Total Production: 56,539
Size: 16s
Jewels: 19j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Regulator: Patent
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Railroad Grade: No
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • February 24, 2020:
    Serial Number 17011568 was reported as accurate
  • January 20, 2020:
    Serial Number 17011706 was reported as accurate
  • December 17, 2018:
    Serial Number 17011447 was reported as accurate
  • November 27, 2018:
    Serial Number 17011444 was reported as accurate
  • November 15, 2018:
    Serial Number 17011527 was reported as accurate
  • June 19, 2018:
    Serial Number 17011148 was reported as accurate
  • November 24, 2017:
    Serial Number 17011190 was reported as accurate
  • July 2, 2017:
    Serial Number 17011945 was reported as accurate
  • November 28, 2016:
    Serial Number 17011098 was reported as accurate
  • June 7, 2015:
    Serial Number 17011197 was reported as accurate
  • May 2, 2014:
    Serial Number 17011201 was reported as accurate