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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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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: Bond St.

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 7259644
Grade: Bond St.
Model: 1888
Estimated Production Date: June 1896 - June 1902
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 60,370
Size: 16s
Jewels: 13j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: Full Plate
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

7259001
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  • July 15, 2017:
    Serial Number 7259644 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 18 to 16
    Jewels changed from 7j to 13j
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Gilt
    Factory Model changed from 1883 to 1888
  • March 29, 2017:
    Serial Number 7259491 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: the movement on my Waltham s/n 7259491 is
    16S-13J, 3/4 plate, Gilt movement finish
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 18 to 16
    Jewels changed from 7j to 13j
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Gilt
    Factory Model changed from 1883 to 1888
  • February 24, 2017:
    Serial Number 7259962 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 18 to 16
    Jewels changed from 7j to 13j
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Gilt
    Factory Model changed from 1883 to 1888
  • October 10, 2014:
    Serial Number 7259774 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 18 to 16
    Jewels changed from 7j to 13j
    Factory Model changed from 1883 to 1888
  • November 3, 2013:
    Serial Number 7259050 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 18 to 16
    Jewels changed from 7j to 13j
    Factory Model changed from 1883 to 1888
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