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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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Waltham Grade A.T. & Co. Pocket Watch

Grade: A.T. & Co.

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 80438
Grade: A.T. & Co.
Model: 1860
Estimated Production Date: November 1863 - January 1864
Run Quantity: 230
Total Production: 8,102
Size: 16s
Jewels: 15j
Movement Configuration: Either
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Going
Adjusted: Yes
Data Research: c.1900 Waltham Factory Ledgers
1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • September 1, 2019:
    Serial Number 80281 was reported as accurate
  • June 4, 2018:
    Serial Number 80438 was reported as accurate
  • May 23, 2017:
    Serial Number 80425 was reported as accurate
  • October 20, 2014:
    Serial Number 80296 was reported as accurate
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Waltham Grade A.T. & Co. Pocket Watch