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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 "guts" of the watch).
  2. Never use the serial number from the case or any other part.
  3. If the serial number includes a letter, enter it along with the number when using the lookup feature.
  4. 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.
  5. Always select the correct manufacturer, which is usually stamped on the watch movement.
  6. If the manufacturer is not listed on the site, you may have a "private label" watch or it may not be American-made.
  7. 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 Pocket Watch Models

Size 18s

Model 1


Size 18s
Configuration Openface
Plate Full
Setting Lever or Pendant
Finish Gilt or Nickel
Notes
Model 1 Example Images
Size 18s
Configuration Openface
Plate Full
Setting Lever
Finish Nickel
Notes Variant A
Motor Barrel (3-Screw Set)
Model 1 Example Images

Model 2


Size 18s
Configuration Hunting
Plate Full
Setting Lever or Pendant
Finish Gilt or Nickel
Notes
Model 2 Example Images
Size 18s
Configuration Hunting
Plate Full
Setting Lever
Finish Nickel
Notes Variant A
Motor Barrel (3-Screw Set)
Model 2 Example Images

Size 16s

Model 1


Size 16s
Configuration Openface
Plate 3/4
Setting Lever or Pendant
Finish Nickel
Notes Variant A
Two screw crown wheel
Model 1 Example Images
Size 16s
Configuration Hunting
Plate 3/4
Setting Lever or Pendant
Finish Nickel
Notes Variant A
Two screw crown wheel
Model 1 Example Images
Size 16s
Configuration Openface
Plate 3/4
Setting Lever or Pendant
Finish Nickel
Notes Variant C
Motor Barrel (3-Screw Set)
Model 1 Example Images

Model 2


Size 16s
Configuration Openface
Plate 3/4
Setting Lever or Pendant
Finish Nickel
Notes Variant B
One screw crown wheel
Model 2 Example Images
Size 16s
Configuration Hunting
Plate 3/4
Setting Lever or Pendant
Finish Nickel
Notes Variant B
One screw crown wheel
Model 2 Example Images

Model 3


Size 16s
Configuration Openface
Plate Bridge
Setting Lever or Pendant
Finish Nickel
Notes
Model 3 Example Images
Size 16s
Configuration Openface
Plate Bridge
Setting Lever
Finish Nickel
Notes Motor Barrel (3-Screw Set)
Model 3 Example Images

Model 4


Size 16s
Configuration Hunting
Plate Bridge
Setting Lever or Pendant
Finish Nickel
Notes
Model 4 Example Images
Size 16s
Configuration Hunting
Plate Bridge
Setting Lever
Finish Nickel
Notes Motor Barrel (3-Screw Set)
Model 4 Example Images

Model 5


Size 16s
Configuration Openface
Plate
Setting Lever
Finish Nickel
Notes
Model 5 Example Images
Size 16s
Configuration Openface
Plate 3/4
Setting Pendant
Finish Nickel
Notes Sweep Second
Model 5 Example Images

Model 6


Size 16s
Configuration Openface
Plate
Setting Lever
Finish Nickel
Notes
Model 6 Example Images

Model Grade 23


Size 16s
Configuration Openface
Plate
Setting Pendant
Finish Nickel
Notes Time & Stop Watch
Model Grade 23 Example Images

Model 7


Size 16s
Configuration Openface
Plate 3/4
Setting Lever or Pendant
Finish Nickel
Notes
Model 7 Example Images

Model 8


Size 16s
Configuration Hunting
Plate 3/4
Setting Lever or Pendant
Finish Nickel
Notes
Model 8 Example Images

Model Swiss


Size 16s
Configuration Openface
Plate 3/4
Setting Lever or Pendant
Finish Nickel
Notes Swiss Contract
Model Swiss Example Images

Model 669


Size 16s
Configuration Openface
Plate 3/4
Setting Pendant
Finish Nickel
Notes Swiss Contract - Grade 669
Model 669 Example Images

Size 12/14s

Model 12


Size 12/14s
Configuration Openface
Plate 3/4
Setting Pendant
Finish Nickel
Notes
Model 12 Example Images

Size 12s

Model 12


Size 12s
Configuration Openface
Plate 3/4
Setting Pendant
Finish Nickel
Notes Variant A
Model 12 Example Images
Size 12s
Configuration Openface
Plate Bridge
Setting Pendant
Finish Nickel
Notes Variant B, Fits Unique Hamilton Case
Model 12 Example Images

Model 3


Size 12s
Configuration Openface
Plate Bridge
Setting Pendant
Finish Nickel
Notes Illinois
Model 3 Example Images

Size 10s

Model 10


Size 10s
Configuration Openface
Plate 3/4
Setting Pendant
Finish Nickel
Notes
Model 10 Example Images
Size 10s
Configuration Openface
Plate 3/4
Setting Pendant
Finish Nickel
Notes Fits Unique Hamilton Case
Model 10 Example Images

Model Swiss Co


Size 10s
Configuration Openface
Plate Bridge
Setting Pendant
Finish Nickel
Notes Swiss Contract
Model Swiss Co Example Images
Size 10s
Configuration Openface
Plate 3/4
Setting Pendant
Finish Nickel
Notes Swiss Contract
Model Swiss Co Example Images

Size 0s

Model 1


Size 0s
Configuration Hunting
Plate Bridge
Setting Pendant
Finish Nickel
Notes Winding Wheels Under Plate
Model 1 Example Images

Model 2


Size 0s
Configuration Hunting
Plate Bridge
Setting Pendant
Finish Nickel
Notes Exposed Winding Wheels
Model 2 Example Images

Model 3


Size 0s
Configuration Hunting
Plate 3/4
Setting Pendant
Finish Nickel
Notes
Model 3 Example Images

Size 6/0s

Model 986


Size 6/0s
Configuration Openface
Plate 3/4
Setting
Finish Nickel
Jewels 17j
Notes
Model 986 Example Images

Model 986A


Size 6/0s
Configuration Openface
Plate 3/4
Setting
Finish Nickel
Jewels 17j
Notes
Model 986A Example Images

Model 987


Size 6/0s
Configuration Hunting
Plate 3/4
Setting
Finish Nickel
Jewels 17j
Notes
Model 987 Example Images

Model 987A


Size 6/0s
Configuration Hunting
Plate 3/4
Setting
Finish Nickel
Jewels 17j
Notes
Model 987A Example Images

Model 987S


Size 6/0s
Configuration Hunting
Plate 3/4
Setting
Finish Nickel
Jewels 17j
Notes Sweep Second
Model 987S Example Images

Model 979


Size 6/0s
Configuration Hunting
Plate 3/4
Setting
Finish Nickel
Jewels 19j
Notes
Model 979 Example Images

Size 8/0s

Model 747


Size 8/0s
Configuration Hunting
Plate 3/4
Setting
Finish Nickel
Jewels 17j
Notes
Model 747 Example Images

Model 748


Size 8/0s
Configuration Hunting
Plate 3/4
Setting
Finish Nickel
Jewels 18j
Notes Direct Drive Center Seconds
Model 748 Example Images
Size 8/0s
Configuration Hunting
Plate 3/4
Setting
Finish Nickel
Jewels 18j
Notes Direct Drive Center Seconds
Model 748 Example Images

Size 35s

Model 22


Size 35s
Configuration Openface
Plate
Setting Pendant
Finish Nickel
Notes Chronometer
Model 22 Example Images

Size 36s

Model Size36


Size 36s
Configuration Openface
Plate 3/4
Setting Pin
Finish Nickel
Notes Chronometer
Model Size36 Example Images

Size 85s

Model 21


Size 85s
Configuration Openface
Plate
Setting Key
Finish Nickel
Notes Chronometer
Model 21 Example Images

Size 50s

Model 25


Size 50s
Configuration Openface
Plate
Setting Pendant
Finish Nickel
Notes Airplane 8 Day Elapsed Time
Model 25 Example Images