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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:

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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: No. 836

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 18097187
Grade: No. 836
Model: 1883
Estimated Production Year: 1910
Run Quantity: 800
Total Production: 800
Size: 18s
Jewels: 17j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Two-Tone
Movement Signing Style: Serif Caps
Movement Inlay Color: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 4
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Movement Markings: Waltham Watch Co.,
Waltham, Mass.
17 Jewels.
Double Roller.
Adjusted to Temperature
And
Four Positions.
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

18096701
Verification Serial Map
18097500
  • March 23, 2019:
    Serial Number 18096899 was reported as accurate
  • January 10, 2019:
    Serial Number 18097187 was reported as accurate
  • July 19, 2018:
    Serial Number 18097487 was reported as accurate
  • November 25, 2017:
    Serial Number 18096777 was reported as accurate
  • November 25, 2017:
    Serial Number 18096777 was reported as accurate
  • October 22, 2017:
    Serial Number 18096967 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Two-Tone
  • September 23, 2017:
    Serial Number 18096899 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Two-Tone
  • July 26, 2015:
    Serial Number 18096929 was reported as accurate
  • May 15, 2015:
    Serial Number 18097044 was reported as accurate
  • February 22, 2014:
    Serial Number 18096895 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Adjusted for temperature and 4 positions
  • January 26, 2014:
    Serial Number 18097491 was reported as accurate
  • July 28, 2013:
    Serial Number 18096805 was reported as accurate
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