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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).
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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: 8232611
Grade: Seaside
Model: 1890
Estimated Production Year: 1897
Run Quantity: 10,000
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

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Verification Serial Map
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  • July 11, 2019:
    Serial Number 8232611 was reported as accurate
  • July 1, 2019:
    Serial Number 8231690 was reported as accurate
  • April 16, 2019:
    Serial Number 8227485 was reported as accurate
  • February 17, 2019:
    Serial Number 8233468 was reported as accurate
  • February 17, 2019:
    Serial Number 8233468 was reported as accurate
  • February 13, 2019:
    Serial Number 8233468 was reported as accurate
  • November 4, 2018:
    Serial Number 8224104 was reported as accurate
  • May 7, 2018:
    Serial Number 8233890 was reported as accurate
  • May 1, 2018:
    Serial Number 8231690 was reported as accurate
  • March 21, 2018:
    Serial Number 8224705 was reported as accurate
  • September 5, 2017:
    Serial Number 8228217 was reported as accurate
  • July 19, 2017:
    Serial Number 8225652 was reported as accurate
  • March 25, 2017:
    Serial Number 8230414 was reported as accurate
  • February 24, 2017:
    Serial Number 8226209 was reported as accurate
  • February 15, 2017:
    Serial Number 8228676 was reported as accurate
  • December 10, 2016:
    Serial Number 8225998 was reported as accurate
  • December 4, 2016:
    Serial Number 8225998 was reported as accurate
  • February 25, 2016:
    Serial Number 8230990 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: finish is nickel
  • January 23, 2016:
    Serial Number 8232298 was reported as accurate
  • October 15, 2015:
    Serial Number 8225526 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4 Split
  • September 23, 2015:
    Serial Number 8229764 was reported as accurate
  • August 26, 2015:
    Serial Number 8225340 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Hunting Movement rather than Open-Face. Sorry.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4 Split
  • August 26, 2015:
    Serial Number 8225340 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • May 7, 2015:
    Serial Number 8225417 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • July 23, 2013:
    Serial Number 8224256 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • July 23, 2013:
    Serial Number 8224256 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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