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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 "mechanism" of the watch).
  2. Never use the serial number from the case or any other part.
  3. Always select the correct manufacturer, which is usually stamped on the watch movement or dial.
  4. If the manufacturer is not listed on the site, you may have a "private label" watch or it may not be American-made.
  5. If the serial number includes a letter, enter it along with the number when using the lookup feature.
  6. 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.
  7. Consider uploading images of your watch by creating a collection account on the website. This is compeltely free and assists in promoting research in American horology.
  8. 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: Wm. Ellery

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 65323
Grade: Wm. Ellery
Model: 1859
Estimated Production Date: January 1863
Run Quantity: 600
Total Production: 17,295
Size: 18s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Either
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Balance Type: Solid
Balance Material: Steel
Adjusted: Yes
Railroad Grade: No
Data Research: c.1900 Waltham Factory Ledgers
1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

65001
Verification Serial Map
65600
  • December 10, 2019:
    Serial Number 65177 was reported as accurate
  • July 18, 2019:
    Serial Number 65408 was reported as accurate
  • May 18, 2019:
    Serial Number 65283 was reported as accurate
  • July 26, 2018:
    Serial Number 65061 was reported as accurate
  • May 18, 2017:
    Serial Number 65062 was reported as accurate
  • January 26, 2016:
    Serial Number 65323 was reported as accurate
  • January 11, 2016:
    Serial Number 65323 was reported as accurate
  • May 25, 2015:
    Serial Number 65162 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • October 8, 2014:
    Serial Number 65162 was reported as accurate
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