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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: No. 1

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 5589427
Grade: No. 1
Model: 1883
Estimated Production Date: July 1892 - November 1892
Run Quantity: 7,000
Total Production: 1,056,920
Size: 18s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: Full Plate
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Quality Rating:
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

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5593000
  • October 8, 2019:
    Serial Number 5589427 was reported as accurate
  • February 4, 2019:
    Serial Number 5587982 was reported as accurate
  • July 5, 2018:
    Serial Number 5588920 was reported as accurate
  • June 23, 2018:
    Serial Number 5589148 was reported as accurate
  • June 17, 2018:
    Serial Number 5592243 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • March 7, 2017:
    Serial Number 5592146 was reported as accurate
  • June 10, 2016:
    Serial Number 5589816 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • April 13, 2016:
    Serial Number 5590993 was reported as accurate
  • September 4, 2014:
    Serial Number 5590539 was reported as accurate
  • July 28, 2014:
    Serial Number 5590539 was reported as accurate
  • November 1, 2013:
    Serial Number 5590831 was reported as accurate
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