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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: P.S. Bartlett

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 19593
Grade: P.S. Bartlett
Model: 1857
Estimated Production Date: April 1859 - May 1859
Run Quantity: 560
Total Production: 292,759
Size: 18s
Jewels: 11j
Movement Configuration: Either
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full Plate
Balance Type: Solid
Balance Material: Steel
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Railroad Grade: No
Data Research: c.1900 Waltham Factory Ledgers
1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

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19960
  • September 7, 2019:
    Serial Number 19450 was reported as accurate
  • July 13, 2019:
    Serial Number 19528 was reported as accurate
  • March 2, 2017:
    Serial Number 19426 was reported as accurate
  • August 13, 2016:
    Serial Number 19914 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • June 26, 2016:
    Serial Number 19593 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • May 12, 2016:
    Serial Number 19558 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • May 12, 2016:
    Serial Number 19558 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • January 28, 2016:
    Serial Number 19426 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • September 18, 2014:
    Serial Number 19871 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • June 4, 2014:
    Serial Number 19803 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • June 4, 2014:
    Serial Number 19803 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • June 4, 2014:
    Serial Number 19803 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
  • July 25, 2013:
    Serial Number 19884 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
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