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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: 476219
Grade: P.S. Bartlett
Model: 1857
Estimated Production Date: July 1871 - October 1, 1871
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

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Verification Serial Map
478000
  • May 24, 2019:
    Serial Number 476429 was reported as accurate
  • October 30, 2018:
    Serial Number 476219 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • August 18, 2018:
    Serial Number 477416 was reported as accurate
  • May 21, 2018:
    Serial Number 476843 was reported as accurate
  • November 7, 2015:
    Serial Number 476417 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • February 14, 2015:
    Serial Number 477970 was reported as accurate
  • February 4, 2015:
    Serial Number 477970 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • April 30, 2014:
    Serial Number 477409 was reported as accurate
  • April 30, 2014:
    Serial Number 477409 was reported as accurate
  • March 23, 2014:
    Serial Number 476685 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Movement Finish = Gilt
    Wind/Set = KW/KS
    Balance = Expansion
    Grade = Home/PSB
    Regulator = FOGG's Patent
  • March 3, 2014:
    Serial Number 476325 was reported as accurate
  • November 25, 2013:
    Serial Number 477345 was reported as accurate
  • September 29, 2013:
    Serial Number 477066 was reported as accurate
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