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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 "guts" of the watch).
  2. Never use the serial number from the case or any other part.
  3. If the serial number includes a letter, enter it along with the number when using the lookup feature.
  4. 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.
  5. Always select the correct manufacturer, which is usually stamped on the watch movement.
  6. If the manufacturer is not listed on the site, you may have a "private label" watch or it may not be American-made.
  7. 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: P.S. Bartlett

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 371287
Grade: P.S. Bartlett
Model: 1857
Estimated Production Date: October 1868 - November 1868
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 292,759
Size: 18s
Jewels: 11j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Either
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Signing Style: Mixed
Movement Inlay Color: None
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full Plate
Regulator: Undersprung
Adjusted: Yes
Railroad Grade: No
Movement Markings: P.S. Bartlett
Waltham, Mass.
Fogg's Patent
Data Research: c.1900 Waltham Factory Ledgers
1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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  • December 13, 2017:
    Serial Number 371267 was reported as accurate
  • June 15, 2016:
    Serial Number 371687 was reported as accurate
  • February 20, 2014:
    Serial Number 371587 was reported as accurate