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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:

  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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Waltham Grade Crescent St. Research

Waltham Grade Crescent St. Advertisement from 1915

Dearborn Watch & Clock Co. Catalog

Publication Date: c. 1915

Page: 92

Grade:Crescent St.
Manufacturer:Waltham
Size:16s
Configuration:Openface or Hunting
Finish:Nickel
Jewels:21j
Jewel Count Marked:Yes
Jewel Setting:Raised Gold Settings
Jewel Description:21 Fine Ruby and Sapphire Jewels, Raised Gold Settings
Adjusted:Yes
Adjusted Marked:Yes
Adjusted To Temperature:Yes
Adjusted To Isochronism:Yes
Adjusted # Positions:5
Adjusted Description:Adjusted to Temperature, Isochronism and Five Positions
Railroad Grade:Yes
Regulator:Patent Micrometric Regulator
Hairspring:Breguet
Balance:Compensation
Markings:Crescent St.
Waltham, Mass.
21 Jewels
Adjusted
Movement Font Style:Mixed
Dial Type:Double-sunk
Description:16 Size Waltham Crescent St.
21 Jewel Nickel Movement
21 fine ruby and sapphire jewels, raised gold settings, adjusted to temperature, isochronism and five positions, compensating balance, meantime screws, patent Breguet hairspring, hardened and tempered in form, patent detachable balance staff, double roller escapement, sapphire jewel pin permanently driven into the roller, exposed sapphire pallets, steel escape wheel, patent micrometric regulator, tempered steel safety barrel, jeweled main wheel bearings, exposed winding wheels, double sunk dial.
No. 1714 Hunting style, pendant set. $62.00
No. 1715 Open face style, pendant set. $62.00
No. 1716 OPen face style, lever set. $62.00
Price:$62.00
Waltham Grade Crescent St. Advertisement from 1929

Alter & Co. Catalog No. 285

Publication Year: 1929

Page: 33

Grade:Crescent St.
Manufacturer:Waltham
Size:16s
Model:1908
Configuration:Openface
Finish:Nickel
Jewels:21j
Jewel Count Marked:Yes
Jewel Description:21-jewel
Adjusted:Yes
Adjusted Marked:Yes
Adjusted # Positions:5
Adjusted Description:Adjusted To 5 Positions
Markings:Crescent St.
Waltham, Mass.
U.S.A.
21 Jewels
Adjusted
5 Positions
Dial Material:Enamel
Description:Crescent Street - 16 size, open face, 21-jewel, adjusted to 5 positions, Waltham movement, enamel dial. Price, each. $51.60
Price:$51.60
Waltham Grade Crescent St. Advertisement from 1929

Alter & Co. Catalog No. 285

Publication Year: 1929

Page: 38

Grade:Crescent St.
Manufacturer:Waltham
Size:16s
Model:1908
Configuration:Openface
Jewels:21j
Jewel Description:Twenty-one Jewels
Adjusted:Yes
Adjusted To Temperature:Yes
Adjusted # Positions:5
Adjusted Description:Adjusted to Temperature and 5 Positions
Dial Material:Enamel
Description:Crescent Street

No. A2101 - 14K, filled, green or white gold, oxidized.
Price. $70.60

No. A2102 - 10K, filled, yellow gold, oxidized.
Price. $63.30

Twenty-one jewels, jeweled mainwheel, steel safety barrel, adjusted to temperature and 5 positions. Choice of case finished as illustrated below. Enamel engineer dial (11E) if desired.

Dial No. 14E Illustrated
Loco, fancy, and straight line engraved $1.50 more than plain prices.
Price:$70.60