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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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Waltham Grade Home Watch Co. Pocket Watch

Grade: Home Watch Co.

English Market

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 3836327
Grade: Home Watch Co.
Model: 1883
Estimated Production Date: October 1888 - March 1889
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 86,100
Size: 18s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Either
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full Plate
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Quality Rating:
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

3836001
Verification Serial Map
3837000
  • April 10, 2018:
    Serial Number 3836006 was reported as accurate
  • February 12, 2014:
    Serial Number 3836127 was reported as accurate
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Waltham Grade Home Watch Co. Pocket Watch