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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 "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: No. 645

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 17174964
Grade: No. 645
Model: 1908
Estimated Production Year: 1908
Run Quantity: 1,800
Total Production: 59,300
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
Jewel Material: Ruby
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: Jewelled Motor
Regulator: Patent
Hairspring: Breguet
Pallet Jewel Material: Sapphire
Standard Dial Type: Double-Sunk
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • June 26, 2019:
    Serial Number 17174205 was reported as accurate
  • June 22, 2019:
    Serial Number 17174877 was reported as accurate
  • June 3, 2019:
    Serial Number 17174012 was reported as accurate
  • January 11, 2019:
    Serial Number 17174951 was reported as accurate
  • December 31, 2018:
    Serial Number 17174425 was reported as accurate
  • December 8, 2018:
    Serial Number 17175277 was reported as accurate
  • November 29, 2018:
    Serial Number 17174930 was reported as accurate
  • May 20, 2018:
    Serial Number 17174892 was reported as accurate
  • December 13, 2017:
    Serial Number 17174586 was reported as accurate
  • December 10, 2017:
    Serial Number 17174729 was reported as accurate
  • December 9, 2017:
    Serial Number 17174964 was reported as accurate
  • March 19, 2015:
    Serial Number 17174012 was reported as accurate
  • December 17, 2014:
    Serial Number 17174181 was reported as accurate
  • September 20, 2014:
    Serial Number 17174077 was reported as accurate
  • September 20, 2014:
    Serial Number 17174077 was reported as accurate
  • January 27, 2014:
    Serial Number 17174355 was reported as accurate
  • November 22, 2013:
    Serial Number 17175433 was reported as accurate
  • October 23, 2013:
    Serial Number 17175463 was reported as accurate
  • August 26, 2013:
    Serial Number 17175365 was reported as accurate
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