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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: Royal

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 7538216
Grade: Royal
Model: 1892
Estimated Production Date: December 1897 - January 1902
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 4,500
Size: 18s
Jewels: 17j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Two-Tone
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: Full Plate
Regulator: Patent
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: Yes
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

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Verification Serial Map
7539000
  • October 1, 2018:
    Serial Number 7538286 was reported as accurate
  • June 24, 2018:
    Serial Number 7538216 was reported as accurate
  • June 24, 2018:
    Serial Number 7538623 was reported as accurate
  • June 17, 2018:
    Serial Number 7538955 was reported as accurate
  • May 26, 2018:
    Serial Number 7538955 was reported as accurate
  • August 25, 2016:
    Serial Number 7538766 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Two-Tone
  • March 1, 2014:
    Serial Number 7538964 was reported as accurate
  • December 23, 2013:
    Serial Number 7538243 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • August 14, 2013:
    Serial Number 7538011 was reported as accurate
  • July 8, 2013:
    Serial Number 7538872 was reported as accurate
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