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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 Traveler Pocket Watch

Grade: Traveler

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 21789894
Grade: Traveler
Model: 1908
Estimated Production Year: 1917
Run Quantity: 3,000
Total Production: 398,550
Size: 16s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Quality Rating:
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

21789001
Verification Serial Map
21792000
  • July 25, 2019:
    Serial Number 21790929 was reported as accurate
  • May 26, 2018:
    Serial Number 21791724 was reported as accurate
  • December 1, 2017:
    Serial Number 21789785 was reported as accurate
  • September 28, 2017:
    Serial Number 21789783 was reported as accurate
  • September 9, 2013:
    Serial Number 21790911 was reported as accurate
  • August 19, 2013:
    Serial Number 21791024 was reported as accurate
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Waltham Grade Traveler Pocket Watch