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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: Seaside

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 8125224
Grade: Seaside
Model: 1890
Estimated Production Year: 1897
Run Quantity: 8,000
Total Production: 993,698
Size: 6s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Split Plate
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Quality Rating:
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

8119001
Verification Serial Map
8127000
  • August 10, 2019:
    Serial Number 8124691 was reported as accurate
  • July 17, 2019:
    Serial Number 8123295 was reported as accurate
  • July 17, 2019:
    Serial Number 8120178 was reported as accurate
  • June 11, 2019:
    Serial Number 8124691 was reported as accurate
  • April 1, 2019:
    Serial Number 8125359 was reported as accurate
  • March 27, 2019:
    Serial Number 8122082 was reported as accurate
  • December 10, 2018:
    Serial Number 8122082 was reported as accurate
  • November 21, 2017:
    Serial Number 8121329 was reported as accurate
  • July 24, 2017:
    Serial Number 8120719 was reported as accurate
  • June 29, 2017:
    Serial Number 8120719 was reported as accurate
  • November 18, 2016:
    Serial Number 8125215 was reported as accurate
  • April 6, 2016:
    Serial Number 8119379 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Movement Configuration is Hunting not Open Face -
    Stem and crown position is at 3:00 o'clock.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • April 28, 2015:
    Serial Number 8124501 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • August 3, 2014:
    Serial Number 8123800 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • April 28, 2014:
    Serial Number 8121534 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • March 18, 2014:
    Serial Number 8122266 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • February 25, 2013:
    Serial Number 8120034 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4 Split
  • December 14, 2012:
    Serial Number 8119063 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4 Split
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