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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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Waltham Grade Vanguard Pocket Watch

Grade: Vanguard

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 18108344
Grade: Vanguard
Model: 1908
Estimated Production Year: 1911
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 177,450
Size: 16s
Jewels: 23j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Regulator: Patent
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

18107501
Verification Serial Map
18108500
  • March 2, 2020:
    Serial Number 18108063 was reported as accurate
  • January 17, 2019:
    Serial Number 18107918 was reported as accurate
  • October 22, 2018:
    Serial Number 18108009 was reported as accurate
  • July 18, 2018:
    Serial Number 18107862 was reported as accurate
  • January 25, 2017:
    Serial Number 18108322 was reported as accurate
  • January 3, 2017:
    Serial Number 18107959 was reported as accurate
  • December 23, 2016:
    Serial Number 18107959 was reported as accurate
  • December 10, 2016:
    Serial Number 18107622 was reported as accurate
  • November 11, 2016:
    Serial Number 18107622 was reported as accurate
  • September 30, 2016:
    Serial Number 18107890 was reported as accurate
  • August 30, 2016:
    Serial Number 18108484 was reported as accurate
  • August 25, 2016:
    Serial Number 18107637 was reported as accurate
  • April 6, 2016:
    Serial Number 18107997 was reported as accurate
  • September 25, 2014:
    Serial Number 18107508 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Adjusted # of positions is 5

    It is lever set

    Looks identical to 18137570
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever
  • December 28, 2013:
    Serial Number 18108169 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever
  • June 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 18107997 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: adjusted 5 positions
    lever set
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever
  • April 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 18107529 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever
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Waltham Grade Vanguard Pocket Watch