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Information on jewelry or watches

Can Baker Library Special Collections and Archives tell me anything about my old watch or piece of jewelry?


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Baker Library Special Collections and Archives has records for watch manufacturer Waltham Watch Company and for the jewelry firm Bigelow, Kennard. These large collections mainly contain financial and administrative documents and are not good sources for information on specific personal items.

If you are researching a watch, we recommend the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors (NAWCC) The NAWCC maintains a Waltham serial numbers database.

Please Ask Us! or reach out to the Baker Special Collections and Archives Reference Staff directly at specialcollectionsref@hbs.edu if you have any additional questions about our collections or services.