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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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Grade: P.S. Bartlett

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 443485
Grade: P.S. Bartlett
Model: 1857
Estimated Production Date: April 1870 - July 1, 1870
Run Quantity: 2,000
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

443001
Verification Serial Map
445000
  • October 13, 2019:
    Serial Number 444449 was reported as accurate
  • December 17, 2018:
    Serial Number 443851 was reported as accurate
  • July 15, 2018:
    Serial Number 443102 was reported as accurate
  • April 28, 2018:
    Serial Number 444191 was reported as accurate
  • March 4, 2018:
    Serial Number 444149 was reported as accurate
  • December 28, 2017:
    Serial Number 444165 was reported as accurate
  • December 15, 2017:
    Serial Number 444149 was reported as accurate
  • December 13, 2017:
    Serial Number 444170 was reported as accurate
  • July 29, 2016:
    Serial Number 444502 was reported as accurate
  • March 16, 2016:
    Serial Number 444502 was reported as accurate
  • May 10, 2015:
    Serial Number 444683 was reported as accurate
  • November 25, 2014:
    Serial Number 443515 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: movement finish Gilt
  • December 11, 2013:
    Serial Number 444777 was reported as accurate
  • December 22, 2012:
    Serial Number 444266 was reported as accurate
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