Pocket Watch Database

We noticed that you entered a relatively short serial number.
"5001" could possibly indicate the grade of the watch and not the serial number of your movement. Serial numbers are usually more than a few digits.
From the American Horology Archive:
Waltham Grade A.T. & Co. Pocket Watch

American Waltham Watch Co.

Grade: A.T. & Co.

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 5001
Grade: A.T. & Co.
Model: 1857
Estimated Production Date: July 1857
Run Quantity: 100
Grade/Model Total Production: 63,278
Size: 18s
Jewels: 16j
Movement Configuration: Adaptable
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Signing Style: Mixed
Movement Inlay Color: None
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full Plate
Regulator: Undersprung
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Movement Markings: Appleton, Tracy & Co.
Data Research: c.1900 Waltham Factory Ledgers
1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
Case: Various
Registry Population: 3 (3.00%)
Database Version: v49.701

Population Registry for This Run

Image Serial Number Run Position Primary Identification Method Discovery Date
1 5021 #21 Inferred
2 5030 #30 Inferred
Image Credit: 8x57mauser
5086 #86 Collection July 22, 2019
Standard Deviation of Known Examples: 35.22 (Expected: 29.01, Δ6.21/6.21%)

Help Us Help Others By Improving the Database:

Does this information describe your movement accurately?

Verification Reports for this Run

The following reports have been graciously submitted by dedicated members in reference to this production run. These reports are useful to verify data and track inaccuracies that require further research. Please note that reports may contain inaccurate information or assumptions that must be dilligently considered with other available sources.

Just4orfun 117 · February 25, 2018

Serial Number 5086 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · February 12, 2014

Serial Number 5011 was reported as accurate.

Waltham Grade A.T. & Co. Pocket Watch