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 Vanguard Pocket Watch

Grade: Vanguard

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 25255241
Grade: Vanguard
Model: 1908
Estimated Production Year: 1926
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 177,450
Size: 16s
Jewels: 23j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Hairspring: Lossier
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 6
Railroad Grade: Yes
Wind Indicator Available: Yes
Wind Indicator Present: Yes
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • April 15, 2020:
    Serial Number 25255166 was reported as accurate
  • January 16, 2020:
    Serial Number 25255112 was reported as accurate
  • September 22, 2019:
    Serial Number 25255400 was reported as accurate
  • August 29, 2019:
    Serial Number 25255833 was reported as accurate
  • July 23, 2019:
    Serial Number 25255903 was reported as accurate
  • July 20, 2019:
    Serial Number 25255903 was reported as accurate
  • December 20, 2018:
    Serial Number 25255241 was reported as accurate
  • January 23, 2018:
    Serial Number 25255983 was reported as accurate
  • April 24, 2017:
    Serial Number 25255211 was reported as accurate
  • June 1, 2015:
    Serial Number 25255989 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: wind indicator
  • September 8, 2014:
    Serial Number 25255953 was reported as accurate
  • July 13, 2014:
    Serial Number 25255671 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Adjusted: Yes
    Positions: 6 positions
    Railroad Grade: Yes
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted changed from No to Yes
Waltham Grade Vanguard Pocket Watch