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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: P.S. Bartlett

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 616291
Grade: P.S. Bartlett
Model: 1857
Estimated Production Date: June 1872 - August 1, 1872
Run Quantity: 1,100
Total Production: 292,759
Size: 18s
Jewels: 11j
Movement Configuration: Either
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full Plate
Adjusted: Yes
Railroad Grade: No
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
c.1900 Waltham Factory Ledgers
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Verifications & Observations

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  • August 19, 2018:
    Serial Number 616291 was reported as accurate
  • January 22, 2018:
    Serial Number 616215 was reported as accurate
  • October 21, 2016:
    Serial Number 615687 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • March 15, 2014:
    Serial Number 616449 was reported as accurate
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