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The example below uses information from the American Waltham Watch Company, but that is just an example. You should consult the serial number table for the specific brand of watch movement you are trying to date by selecting a company from the menu on the left. Not all vintage watches can be dated using the serial number. Some American watch brands did not use a consistent series of serial numbers, but most of the big manufacturers did. Most vintage Swiss pocket watches did NOT have serial numbers and can't be dated by this method. Many watch companies made hundreds of thousands of watches, and some companies made millions of watches! So to determine when your watch was manufactured, you will need to find where your serial number fits within the range of numbers.
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In , the vision of the American Waltham Watch Co. After encountering many setbacks and several long months of adjusting each timepiece individually, the company made its first watches available to the public in Check the authenticity of a Waltham watch using the serial number on the movement, not the serial number on the case.
Movement serial number NO! Case serial number The Online Database for the Elgin Watch Company can tell you a great deal of information about your watch, based on just the serial number off the movement. The "movement" is also sometimes called the "watch works".