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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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Waltham Grade No. 15 Pocket Watch

Grade: No. 15

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 5955211
Grade: No. 15
Model: 1883
Estimated Production Date: October 1893 - March 1896
Run Quantity: 2,000
Total Production: 178,500
Size: 18s
Jewels: 17j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Signing Style: Casual Script
Movement Inlay Color: Black
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: Full Plate
Regulator: Church 1885
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: Yes
Movement Markings: American Waltham
Watch Co.
17 Jewels
Adjusted
Safety Pinion
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

5954001
Verification Serial Map
5956000
  • February 6, 2019:
    Serial Number 5955211 was reported as accurate
  • January 14, 2019:
    Serial Number 5955809 was reported as accurate
  • December 18, 2018:
    Serial Number 5954411 was reported as accurate
  • May 21, 2018:
    Serial Number 5955283 was reported as accurate
  • May 7, 2018:
    Serial Number 5954184 was reported as accurate
  • April 13, 2018:
    Serial Number 5954822 was reported as accurate
  • April 13, 2018:
    Serial Number 5954822 was reported as accurate
  • August 9, 2017:
    Serial Number 5954842 was reported as accurate
  • June 29, 2017:
    Serial Number 5954842 was reported as accurate
  • January 5, 2017:
    Serial Number 5955693 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Movement is stamped "17Jewels"
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 15j to 17j
  • July 6, 2016:
    Serial Number 5955609 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 15j to 17j
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Nickel
  • December 20, 2013:
    Serial Number 5955610 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 17 Jewels instead of 15 Jewels.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 15j to 17j
  • July 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 5954469 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Watch is 17j, adjcrystal, salesman's (back
    crystal)

    All else matches except maybe production date
    1892?
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 15j to 17j
    Plate changed from Unknown to Full
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Waltham Grade No. 15 Pocket Watch