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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 "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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Waltham Grade Seaside Pocket Watch

Grade: Seaside

F

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 3940840
Grade: Seaside
Variation: F
Model: 1882
Estimated Production Date: February 1889 - August 1889
Run Quantity: 3,000
Total Production: 24,500
Size: 1s
Jewels: 9j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

3938001
Verification Serial Map
3941000
  • March 3, 2018:
    Serial Number 3939211 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 1
    Factory Model changed from 1873-6 to 1882
  • January 24, 2018:
    Serial Number 3938306 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 1
    Factory Model changed from 1873-6 to 1882
  • July 27, 2017:
    Serial Number 3940053 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 6 to 1
    Factory Model changed from 1873-6 to 1882
  • July 16, 2015:
    Serial Number 3940840 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1873-6 to 1882
  • July 16, 2015:
    Serial Number 3940840 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1873-6 to 1882
  • July 16, 2015:
    Serial Number 3940840 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1873-6 to 1882
  • September 1, 2014:
    Serial Number 3939786 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1873-6 to 1882
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Waltham Grade Seaside Pocket Watch