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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:

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  6. 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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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: Seaside

Mixed Run: 7-Jewel, 15-Jewel, and 17-Jewel Examples Reported

Manufacturer: Waltham
Manufacturer Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 9721648
Grade: Seaside
Model: 1890
Estimated Production Year: 1900
Run Quantity: 10,000
Total Production: 993,698
Size: 6s
Jewels: 15j    Mixed Run
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Split Plate
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Data Research: 1954 Waltham "Gray Book" List
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Verifications & Observations

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Verification Serial Map
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  • September 10, 2019:
    Serial Number 9719837 was reported as accurate
  • July 3, 2019:
    Serial Number 9717419 was reported as accurate
  • February 7, 2019:
    Serial Number 9721240 was reported as accurate
  • November 9, 2018:
    Serial Number 9722644 was reported as accurate
  • November 4, 2018:
    Serial Number 9716374 was reported as accurate
  • June 18, 2018:
    Serial Number 9722033 was reported as accurate
  • June 16, 2018:
    Serial Number 9717492 was reported as accurate
  • December 30, 2017:
    Serial Number 9720367 was reported as accurate
  • August 2, 2017:
    Serial Number 9714658 was reported as accurate
  • May 29, 2017:
    Serial Number 9715896 was reported as accurate
  • March 31, 2017:
    Serial Number 9715896 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 9715896 is stamped 15 Jewels.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 17j to 15j
  • August 16, 2016:
    Serial Number 9723513 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 17 jewels full ladies hunter
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 7j to 15j
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • July 31, 2015:
    Serial Number 9714366 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: #9714366 is a 15j movement
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 7j to 15j
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4 Split
  • February 9, 2015:
    Serial Number 9720132 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 7j to 15j
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4 Split
  • February 9, 2015:
    Serial Number 9720132 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 7j to 15j
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • July 14, 2014:
    Serial Number 9719692 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 7j to 15j
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
  • July 24, 2013:
    Serial Number 9716379 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Not a 15j, only 7j. Also the bridge holding the 3
    gear wheels does not match in shape.
    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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