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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:

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  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: Royal

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 5795204
Grade: Royal
Model: 1888
Estimated Production Date: May 1893 - June 1896
Run Quantity: 2,000
Total Production: 81,263
Size: 16s
Jewels: 15j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Signing Style: Serif (Decorative)
Movement Inlay Color: Black
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Regulator: Fogg Tadpole
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: Yes
Movement Markings: A.W.W.Co.
Waltham, Mass.
Royal.
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
Research Note: #5795068 Verified with 15 Jewels [JH].
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Verifications & Observations

5794001
Verification Serial Map
5796000
  • November 23, 2017:
    Serial Number 5794365 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 15j
  • October 16, 2017:
    Serial Number 5795460 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 15j
  • June 3, 2017:
    Serial Number 5794597 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 15j
  • February 2, 2017:
    Serial Number 5795080 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 15j
  • January 15, 2017:
    Serial Number 5795276 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 15j
  • November 5, 2016:
    Serial Number 5795134 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 15j
  • November 23, 2015:
    Serial Number 5794252 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 15j
  • November 5, 2015:
    Serial Number 5795812 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 15j
  • July 27, 2014:
    Serial Number 5795134 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 15j
  • March 23, 2014:
    Serial Number 5795162 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Jewels = 17
    Plate = 3/4
    Finish = Nickel
    Reg/Bal = Pat. Reg. - Breg. HS
    Movement Setting = Stem
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
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