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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.
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: 374198
Grade: P.S. Bartlett
Model: 1857
Estimated Production Date: March 1868 - May 1868
Run Quantity: 500
Total Production: 292,759
Size: 18s
Jewels: 11j
Movement Configuration: Either
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full Plate
Adjusted: Yes
Railroad Grade: No
Data Research: c.1900 Waltham Factory Ledgers
1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

373901
Verification Serial Map
374400
  • August 19, 2019:
    Serial Number 374102 was reported as accurate
  • August 19, 2019:
    Serial Number 374162 was reported as accurate
  • August 18, 2019:
    Serial Number 374162 was reported as accurate
  • August 16, 2019:
    Serial Number 374162 was reported as accurate
  • July 29, 2019:
    Serial Number 373959 was reported as accurate
  • April 8, 2018:
    Serial Number 374198 was reported as accurate
  • November 24, 2017:
    Serial Number 374093 was reported as accurate
  • May 10, 2013:
    Serial Number 374232 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
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