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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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Grade: No. 220

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 27519884
Grade: No. 220
Model: 1894
Estimated Production Year: 1931
Run Quantity: 4,000
Total Production: 817,280
Size: 12s
Jewels: 15j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • March 17, 2018:
    Serial Number 27519884 was reported as accurate
  • March 1, 2018:
    Serial Number 27516344 was reported as accurate
  • December 11, 2017:
    Serial Number 27516643 was reported as accurate
  • February 20, 2017:
    Serial Number 27517297 was reported as accurate
  • October 25, 2016:
    Serial Number 27518126 was reported as accurate
  • October 7, 2016:
    Serial Number 27518444 was reported as accurate
  • June 13, 2015:
    Serial Number 27516682 was reported as accurate
  • May 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 27517166 was reported as accurate
  • March 28, 2013:
    Serial Number 27517406 was reported as accurate
  • January 22, 2013:
    Serial Number 27516698 was reported as accurate
  • December 20, 2012:
    Serial Number 27519884 was reported as accurate