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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: Riverside

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 5500922
Grade: Riverside
Model: 1888
Estimated Production Date: February 1892 - March 1893
Run Quantity: 2,000
Total Production: 55,959
Size: 16s
Jewels: 15j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Regulator: Patent
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • November 7, 2018:
    Serial Number 5500922 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 16j to 15j
  • September 29, 2017:
    Serial Number 5501658 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 16j to 15j
  • August 29, 2017:
    Serial Number 5501485 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 16j to 15j
  • August 1, 2017:
    Serial Number 5500932 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 16j to 15j
  • December 14, 2016:
    Serial Number 5500056 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 16j to 15j
  • June 25, 2016:
    Serial Number 5501879 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: it is 16 j adj. no. of position 5 10k rolled gold
    plated
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Nickel
  • March 11, 2016:
    Serial Number 5501014 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Nickel
  • March 11, 2016:
    Serial Number 5501014 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Nickel
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