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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 "mechanism" of the watch).
  2. Never use the serial number from the case or any other part.
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  4. If the manufacturer is not listed on the site, you may have a "private label" watch or it may not be American-made.
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Waltham Grade A.T. & Co. Research

Waltham Grade A.T. & Co. Advertisement from 1884

Charles Stark Catalog (Toronto, Canada)

Publication Year: 1884

Grade:A.T. & Co.
Manufacturer:Waltham
Jewel Description:Full Jewelled in Sunk Settings
Adjusted:Yes
Adjusted To Temperature:Yes
Adjusted Description:Finely Adjusted to Heat, Cold and Position
Balance:Expansion
Train:Quick
Description:No. 12 - Appleton, Tracy & Co. - Expansion balance, quick train, full jewelled in sunk settings, Finely adjusted to heat, cold and position. Open or hunting cases.
In 2 oz. solid coin silver case. $52.50
In 3 oz. solid coin silver case. $54.75
In 4 oz. solid coin silver case. $58.50
In 5 oz. solid coin silver case. $62.25
In 6 oz. solid coin silver case. $66.00
No. 16 - Appleton, Tracy & Co. - Stem wind, expansion balance, quick train, full jewelled in sunk settings, Finely adjusted to heat, cold and position. Open or hunting cases.
In 2 oz. solid coin silver case. $62.25
In 3 oz. solid coin silver case. $64.50
In 4 oz. solid coin silver case. $97.50 [Typo, $67.50]
In 5 oz. solid coin silver case. $72.75
In 6 oz. solid coin silver case. $76.50
Waltham Grade A.T. & Co. Advertisement from 1889

Busiest House in America Catalog (L.J. Flowers)

Publication Year: 1889

Grade:A.T. & Co.
Manufacturer:Waltham
Size:18s
Model:1883
Finish:Gilt
Jewels:15j
Jewel Setting:Screw-set
Jewel Description:15 Jewels, 4 Pairs in Settings
Adjusted:Yes
Adjusted To Temperature:Yes
Adjusted Description:Adjusted to Heat, Cold and Position
Regulator:Patent Regulator
Hairspring:Breguet
Dial Type:Double-sunk
Description:Appleton, Tracy & Co., 15 Jewels, 4 Pairs in Settings, Adjusted to Heat, Cold and Position, Patent regulator, Hardened Breguet Hair Spring, Double Sunk Dial.
Stem Wind. $30.00
Appleton, Tracy & Co. same as above (non-magnetic).
Stem Wind. $36.00
Price:$30.00
Waltham Grade A.T. & Co. Advertisement from 1889

Busiest House in America Catalog (L.J. Flowers)

Publication Year: 1889

Grade:A.T. & Co.
Manufacturer:Waltham
Size:18s
Model:1883
Finish:Nickel
Jewels:15j
Jewel Count Marked:No
Jewel Setting:Screw-set
Jewel Description:15 Jewels, 4 Pairs in Settings
Adjusted:Yes
Adjusted Marked:Yes
Adjusted To Temperature:Yes
Adjusted Description:Adjusted to Heat, Cold and Position
Regulator:Patent Regulator
Hairspring:Breguet
Markings:Appleton, Tracy & Co.
Waltham, Mass.
Adjusted
Safety Pinion
Movement Font Style:Formal Script
Dial Type:Double-sunk
Description:Appleton, Tracy & Co., 15 Jewels, 4 Pairs in Settings, Adjusted to Heat, Cold and Position, Patent regulator, Hardened Breguet Hair Spring, Double Sunk Dial.
Stem Wind. $30.00
Appleton, Tracy & Co., 15 Jewels, 4 Pairs in Settings (same as Gilt Movement)
Stem Wind. $40.00
Price:$40.00
Waltham Grade A.T. & Co. Advertisement from 1895

S.F. Myers Catalog

Publication Year: 1895

Page: 35

Grade:A.T. & Co.
Manufacturer:Waltham
Size:18s
Model:1883
Configuration:Openface or Hunting
Finish:Nickel
Jewels:17j
Jewel Setting:Gold Screw Settings
Jewel Description:15 Ruby Jewels in Gold Settings [See Notice]
Adjusted:Yes
Adjusted Marked:Yes
Adjusted To Temperature:Yes
Adjusted To Isochronism:Yes
Adjusted Description:Adjusted to Temperature, Isochronism and Position
Regulator:Patent Regulator
Hairspring:Breguet
Balance:Compensation
Markings:Appleton, Tracy & Co.
Waltham, Mass.
Adjusted
Safety Pinion
Movement Font Style:Mixed
Dial Type:Double-sunk
Description:No. 209 Appleton, Tracy & Co.
Nickel, 15 Ruby Jewels in Gold Settings; Compensation-Balance, Adjusted to Temperature, Isochronism and Position; Patent Regulator; Patent Breguet Hair-Spring, Hardened and Tempered in Form; Double Sunk Dial. $40.00

[Errata Notice]
Errata.
Waltham Movements with 17 Jewels.
Please note that hereafter the American Waltham Watch Co. will make all the following 18-size hunting or open face movements, with center pinion jewels in both upper and lower plates; and all will have seventeen jewels or five pairs in settings.
"Crescent Street," Nickel.
"Appleton, Tracy & Co.," Nickel.
"Appleton, Tracy & Co.," Gilt, Damaskeened.
"No. 25," Gilt (Printed "Nickel").
"No. 35," Nickel.
This change by the company was made after the page opposite had been printed.
Price:$40.00
Waltham Grade A.T. & Co. Advertisement from 1895

S.F. Myers Catalog

Publication Year: 1895

Page: 35

Grade:A.T. & Co.
Manufacturer:Waltham
Size:18s
Model:1883
Configuration:Openface or Hunting
Finish:Gilt
Jewels:17j
Jewel Setting:Gold Screw Settings
Jewel Description:15 Ruby Jewels in Gold Settings [See Notice]
Adjusted:Yes
Adjusted Marked:Yes
Adjusted To Temperature:Yes
Adjusted To Isochronism:Yes
Adjusted Description:Adjusted to Temperature, Isochronism and Position
Regulator:Patent Regulator
Hairspring:Breguet
Balance:Compensation
Markings:Appleton, Tracy & Co.
Waltham, Mass.
Adjusted
Safety Pinion
Movement Font Style:Mixed
Dial Type:Double-sunk
Description:No. 208 Appleton, Tracy & Co.
Gilded, 15 Ruby Jewels in Gold Settings; Compensation-Balance, Adjusted to Temperature, Isochronism and Position; Patent Regulator; Patent Breguet Hair-Spring, Hardened and Tempered in Form; Double Sunk Dial. $35.00

[Errata Notice]
Errata.
Waltham Movements with 17 Jewels.
Please note that hereafter the American Waltham Watch Co. will make all the following 18-size hunting or open face movements, with center pinion jewels in both upper and lower plates; and all will have seventeen jewels or five pairs in settings.
"Crescent Street," Nickel.
"Appleton, Tracy & Co.," Nickel.
"Appleton, Tracy & Co.," Gilt, Damaskeened.
"No. 25," Gilt (Printed "Nickel").
"No. 35," Nickel.
This change by the company was made after the page opposite had been printed.
Price:$35.00
Waltham Grade A.T. & Co. Advertisement from 1896

A.C. Becken Catalog

Publication Year: 1896

Grade:A.T. & Co.
Manufacturer:Waltham
Size:18s
Model:1883
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Gilt or Nickel
Jewels:15 or 17j
Jewel Count Marked:Yes
Jewel Setting:Screw-set
Jewel Description:17 Ruby Jewels, 5 Pairs Settings
Adjusted:Yes
Adjusted Marked:Yes
Adjusted To Temperature:Yes
Adjusted Description:Adjusted to Heat, Cold, and Position
Regulator:Patent Regulator
Hairspring:Breguet
Balance:Compensation
Markings:Appleton, Tracy, & Co.
Waltham, Mass.
17 Jewels
Adjusted
Movement Font Style:Formal Script
Dial Type:Double-sunk
Description:17 ruby jewels, compensation balance, 5 pairs settings, patent regulator, hardened Breguet hair spring, double sunk dial, adjusted to heat, cold and position.
Appleton, Tracy & Co., 17 jewels, nickel.
Appleton, Tracy & Co., 17 jewels, gilt, damaskeened.
Appleton, Tracy & Co., 15 jewels, gilt.
Price:$32.00
Waltham Grade A.T. & Co. Advertisement from 1915
Grade A.T. & Co. Not Pictured

P.W. Ellis & Co. Illustrated Catalogue

Publication Year: 1915

Page: 27

Grade:A.T. & Co.
Manufacturer:Waltham
Size:18s
Jewels:17j
Adjusted:Yes
Railroad Grade:Yes
Description:Appleton, Tracy & Co.
17 Jewels
18 Size Only
$27.00
Price:$27.00