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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.
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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: Crescent Garden

Crescent Garden or Adams St.

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 545156
Grade: Crescent Garden
Model: 1870-14
Estimated Production Date: March 1871 - June 1871
Run Quantity: 300
Total Production: 18,987
Size: 14s
Jewels: 15j
Movement Configuration: Either
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Railroad Grade: No
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
c.1900 Waltham Factory Ledgers
Research Note: #545156: Verified as "Adams St." Grade
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Verifications & Observations

545001
Verification Serial Map
545300
  • February 24, 2016:
    Serial Number 545134 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 15 jewels, Adams St.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j to 15j
  • August 20, 2013:
    Serial Number 545258 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j to 15j
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