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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 "mechanism" of the watch).
  2. Never use the serial number from the case or any other part.
  3. Always select the correct manufacturer, which is usually stamped on the watch movement or dial.
  4. If the manufacturer is not listed on the site, you may have a "private label" watch or it may not be American-made.
  5. If the serial number includes a letter, enter it along with the number when using the lookup feature.
  6. Many pocket watch case backs screw off. Others may require a dull wide blade to pry or pop the cover. Be careful not to scratch or damage the movement.
  7. Consider uploading images of your watch by creating a collection account on the website. This is compeltely free and assists in promoting research in American horology.
  8. Understand that many companies did not keep accurate or complete records. As a result, information displayed on this site may have inaccuracies. This is to be expected, and we have included an option to report inaccurate information on the result pages so the database can be continually improved.
Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Hamilton Watch Co. Catalogs

1910 Cross & Beguelin: Hamilton Parts Material Catalog Cover Image
The Hamilton Time Book (1919) Cover Image
1953 Hamilton Watch Company Material Catalog Cover Image

1953 Hamilton Watch Company Material Catalog

Cover Preface Table of Contents Movement Illustrations: 18 Size, 16 Size Movement Illustrations: 12 Size, 10 Size, 0 Size Movement Illustrations: 6/0 Size, 8/0 Size, 12/0 Size, 14/0 Size Movement Illustrations: 18/0 Size, 20/0 Size, 21/0 Size, 22/0 Size Description of Hamilton Watch Grades Serial Number and Grades Exploded View of a Typical Movement: Dial Side Exploded View of a Typical Movement: Train Side Introduction to Materials Lists Material Lists: 18 Size Movements (Grades 924, 925, 926, 927, 928, 929, 930, 931, 932, 933, 934, 935, 936, 938, 938, 939, 948) Material Lists: 18 Size Movements (Grades 940, 941, 942, 943, 944, 946) Material Lists: 16 Size Movements (Grades 950, 952, 996, 950E, 950B) Material Lists: 16 Size Movements (Grades 954, 962, 963, 967, 972, 973, 956, 964, 965, 968, 969, 974, 975, 976, 977, 978) Material Lists: 16 Size Movements (Grades 960, 961, 970, 971, 990, 991, 992, 993, 994, 992B, 992E) Material Lists: 12 Size Movements (Grades 400, 900, 910, 914, 920) Material Lists: 12 Size Movements (Grades 902, 904, 912, 916, 918, 922) Material Lists: 10 Size Movements (Grades 917, 921, 923) Material Lists: 0 Size Movements (Grades 981, 983, 985) Material Lists: 6/0 Size Movements (Grades 986, 988, 986A) Material Lists: 6/0 Size Movements (Grades 987, 987E, 987F, 987A, 987S, 979) Material Lists: 8/0 Size Movements (Grades 747, 748) Material Lists: 12/0 Size Movements (Grade 401) Material Lists: 12/0 Size Movements (Grades 752, 753, 754) Material Lists: 14/0 Size Movements (Grades 980, 980A, 980B, 982, 982M) Material Lists: 18/0 Size Movements (Grade 989) Material Lists: 20/0 Size Movements (Grade 997) Material Lists: 21/0 Size Movements (Grades 721, 750, 751) Material Lists: 21/0 Size Movements (Grades 995, 995A) Material Lists: 22/0 Size Movements (Grades 911, 911M) Hamilton Crowns Hamilton Mainsprings Hamilton Second Hands Hamilton Hour and Minute Hands Materials Cabinet Price List Hamilton Mainsprings Illinois Watch Material Price List Illinois Watch Mainsrping Chart