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 No. 235 Research

Waltham Grade No. 235 Advertisement from 1915

Dearborn Watch & Clock Co. Catalog

Publication Date: c. 1915

Page: 95

Grade:No. 235
Configuration:Openface or Hunting
Jewel Count Marked:Yes
Jewel Setting:Screw-set
Jewel Description:17 Jewels In Settings
Adjusted Marked:Yes
Adjusted To Temperature:Yes
Adjusted Description:Adjusted To Temperature
Regulator:Patent Micrometric Regulator
Waltham, Mass.
17 Jewels
Movement Font Style:Mixed
Description:12 Size Waltham No. 235
17 Jewel Nickel Movement
17 jewels in settings, adjusted to temperature, compensating balance, meantime screws, patent Breguet hairspring, hardened and tempered in form, patent detachable balance staff, sapphire pallets, steel excape wheel, red gilded center wheel, patent micrometric regulator, tempered steel safety barrel, exposed winding wheels.
No. 1781 Hunting style, pendant set. $29.65
No. 1782 Open Face style, pendant set. $29.65
Waltham Grade No. 235 Advertisement from 1929

Alter & Co. Catalog No. 285

Publication Year: 1929

Page: 33

Grade:No. 235
Jewel Count Marked:Yes
Jewel Description:17-jewel
Adjusted Marked:Yes
Adjusted Description:Adjusted
17 Jewels
Dial Material:Metal
Description:No. 235 - 12 size, open face, 17-jewel, adjusted, Waltham movement, fancy silver dial. Price, each. $25.80