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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: Amn. Watch Co.

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 720564
Grade: Amn. Watch Co.
Model: 1873
Estimated Production Date: November 1873 - January 1, 1875
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 12,825
Size: 8s
Jewels: 15j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Pin
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: 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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Verification Serial Map
721000
  • February 19, 2019:
    Serial Number 720461 was reported as accurate
  • January 25, 2019:
    Serial Number 720920 was reported as accurate
  • November 11, 2018:
    Serial Number 720564 was reported as accurate
  • August 8, 2018:
    Serial Number 720684 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • August 7, 2018:
    Serial Number 720684 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Not lever set, you push a button down to set
  • January 24, 2016:
    Serial Number 720463 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 3/4 plate gilt movement with small, swirl
    damaskeened nickel wolf tooth ratchet wheel and
    exposed click, long lever escapement with round
    pallet jewels
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
  • January 10, 2013:
    Serial Number 720336 was reported as accurate
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