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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.
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Grade: Riverside

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 17114489
Grade: Riverside
Model: 1894
Estimated Production Year: 1908
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 83,596
Size: 12s
Jewels: 19j
Jewel Setting: Raised Gilded Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Signing Style: Mixed
Movement Inlay Color: Black
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: Bridge Plate
Bridge Type: Center
Regulator: Church 1892
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Railroad Grade: No
Movement Markings: A.W.W.Co.
Waltham, Mass.
Riverside
19 Jewels
Adjusted
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

17113501
Verification Serial Map
17114500
  • August 16, 2016:
    Serial Number 17113758 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge
  • December 31, 2014:
    Serial Number 17114154 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge
  • February 17, 2014:
    Serial Number 17113595 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge
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