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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.
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Grade: Canadian Pacific Railway

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 22294123
Grade: Canadian Pacific Railway
Model: 1908
Estimated Production Year: 1918
Run Quantity: 200
Total Production: 1,750
Size: 16s
Jewels: 17j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Hairspring: Lossier
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Railroad Grade: Yes
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

22294001
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22294200
  • April 14, 2020:
    Serial Number 22294040 was reported as accurate
  • April 19, 2019:
    Serial Number 22294123 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • September 26, 2016:
    Serial Number 22294029 was reported as accurate
  • July 21, 2016:
    Serial Number 22294138 was reported as accurate
  • November 13, 2014:
    Serial Number 22294142 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Lever set, adusted 5 positions, Railroad grade in
    Canada (CPR)
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever
    Railroad Grade changed from No to Yes
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