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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.
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  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: No. 15

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 4501534
Grade: No. 15
Model: 1883
Estimated Production Date: June 1890 - November 1890
Run Quantity: 2,500
Total Production: 178,500
Size: 18s
Jewels: 15j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Frosted
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Regulator: Patent
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: Yes
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

4501501
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4504000
  • July 26, 2019:
    Serial Number 4502211 was reported as accurate
  • July 7, 2019:
    Serial Number 4501836 was reported as accurate
  • May 22, 2019:
    Serial Number 4502896 was reported as accurate
  • May 19, 2019:
    Serial Number 4502896 was reported as accurate
  • February 5, 2019:
    Serial Number 4502378 was reported as accurate
  • January 6, 2019:
    Serial Number 4502378 was reported as accurate
  • July 14, 2018:
    Serial Number 4502021 was reported as accurate
  • March 10, 2017:
    Serial Number 4501708 was reported as accurate
  • February 10, 2017:
    Serial Number 4502757 was reported as accurate
  • January 20, 2017:
    Serial Number 4502757 was reported as accurate
  • December 25, 2016:
    Serial Number 4502388 was reported as accurate
  • October 24, 2016:
    Serial Number 4502896 was reported as accurate
  • June 7, 2016:
    Serial Number 4503321 was reported as accurate
  • February 19, 2016:
    Serial Number 4502504 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: watch has 21 jewels
  • January 15, 2016:
    Serial Number 4503561 was reported as accurate
  • January 13, 2016:
    Serial Number 4503561 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: This is a frosted nickel movement and lever set,
    the other info is correct
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Frosted
  • September 29, 2014:
    Serial Number 4503722 was reported as accurate
  • February 20, 2014:
    Serial Number 4503321 was reported as accurate
  • March 27, 2013:
    Serial Number 4503830 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: info is correct the finish is Frosted nickel
  • March 27, 2013:
    Serial Number 4503830 was reported as accurate
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