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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.
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  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: Wm. Ellery

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 1816375
Grade: Wm. Ellery
Model: 1877
Estimated Production Date: August 1882 - November 1882
Run Quantity: 1,500
Total Production: 259,586
Size: 18s
Jewels: 11j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Train: Quick
Adjusted: Yes
Railroad Grade: No
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

1816001
Verification Serial Map
1817500
  • April 29, 2020:
    Serial Number 1817320 was reported as accurate
  • April 16, 2020:
    Serial Number 1817139 was reported as accurate
  • August 11, 2019:
    Serial Number 1816018 was reported as accurate
  • December 11, 2018:
    Serial Number 1816478 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Gilt
    Movement Setting changed from ? to Lever
  • July 26, 2018:
    Serial Number 1817158 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Gilt
    Movement Setting changed from ? to Lever
  • January 14, 2018:
    Serial Number 1816170 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Gilt
    Movement Setting changed from ? to Lever
  • January 3, 2018:
    Serial Number 1817271 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Gilt
    Movement Setting changed from ? to Lever
  • November 29, 2015:
    Serial Number 1817477 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Gilt
    Movement Setting changed from ? to Lever
  • September 12, 2015:
    Serial Number 1816196 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Gilt
    Movement Setting changed from ? to Lever
  • November 23, 2014:
    Serial Number 1816684 was reported as accurate
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