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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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Hampden Watch Co. Catalogs

Dueber Hampden Watches: Illustrated Price List Cover Image
Dueber Hampden Watches Price List: April 1905 Cover Image
c.1915 Hampden Watch Company Material Catalog Cover Image

c.1915 Hampden Watch Company Material Catalog

Cover Notice: How To Order Index Arbors, Barrel Arbors, Pallet Balances Arbors, Winding Barrels Barrels, Patent Bridges, Barrel Bridges, Center Bridges and Cocks, Pallet Bridges, Train Bridges, Ratchet Bridges, Winding Bands, Dust Bridges, Idler Clutches, Winding and Setting Collars, Staff, Center Collets, Hair Spring Cocks, Balance and Potences Caps, Hair-Spring Stud Clicks Cams Dials Hands, Hour, Minute and Second Hubs, Winding and Crown Wheel Indexes Jewels, Cap Arbor, Pallet Jewels, Cap, Pinion, Escape Jewels, Cap, Staff, Balance Jewels, Hole, Arbor, Barrel Jewels, Hole, Arbor, Pallet Jewels, Hole, Pinion, Escape Jewels, Hole, Pinion, Fourth Jewels, Hole, Pinion, Third Jewels, Hole, Staff, Balance Jewels, Hole, Staff, Center Jewels, Pallet Stones Jewels, Roller or Jewel Pin Levers, Clutch Levers, Locking Levers, Setting Pallets Pallets, With Stones Fitted Forks Pallets and Forks Pillars Pins Pins, Setting Pinions, Cannon Pinions, Center, Heads Pinions, Escape Pinions, Fourth Pinions, Third Pinions, Winding Regulators Rollers, Safety Rollers, Table Screws, Balance, Meantime Screws, Balance, Regulator Screws, Balance, Timing Screws, Banking Screws, Use and Number Price of Screws Shippers Slides Springs, Click Springs, Cam Springs, Hair Springs, Hair, Colleted Springs, Hair, Colleted and Studded Springs, Lever Springs, Main Strength of Main Springs Used in Hampden Movements Springs, Pinion Center Springs, Regulator Springs, Shipper Springs, Yoke Staffs, Balance Staffs, Center Staffs, Center and Pinion Head Studs, Hair Spring Studs, Winding Pinion Washers, Shipper Wheels, Center Wheels, Crown Wheels, Escape Wheels, Fourth Wheels, Hour Wheels, Idler Wheels, Minute Wheels, Ratchet Wheels, Setting Wheels, Third Wheels, Winding Wheels, Winding, Intermediate Yokes Yokes, Setting Yokes, Winding Read Carefully 18, 17, and 16 Old Style Material
1923 Hampden Watch Company Material Catalog Cover Image

1923 Hampden Watch Company Material Catalog

Cover Notice Model Reference Arbors, Barrel Arbors, Pallet Arbors, Winding and Collars Balances Barrels Barrels, Patent Bridges, Idler Wheel Bridges, Ratchet Bridges, Winding Bands, Dust Clutches, Winding and Setting Collars, Staff, Center Collets, Hair Spring Caps, Hair-Spring Stud Clicks Cams Domes Dials Hands - Hour, Minute and Second Hubs, Winding and Crown Wheel Indexes Jewels, Unset Jewels, Cap, Arbor, Pallet - Lower Jewels, Cap, Arbor, Pallet - Upper Jewels, Cap, Pinion, Escape - Lower Jewels, Cap, Pinion, Escape - Upper Jewels, Cap, Staff, Balance - Lower Jewels, Cap, Staff, Balance - Upper Jewels, Hole, Arbor, Barrel - Lower Jewels, Hole, Arbor, Barrel - Upper Jewels, Hole, Arbor, Pallet - Lower Jewels, Hole, Arbor, Pallet - Upper Jewels, Hole, Pinion, Escape - Lower Jewels, Hole, Pinion, Escape - Upper Jewels, Hole, Pinion, Fourth - Lower Jewels, Hole, Pinion, Fourth - Upper Jewels, Hole, Pinion, Third - Lower Jewels, Hole, Pinion, Third - Upper Jewels, Hole, Staff, Center - Lower Jewels, Hole, Staff, Center - Upper Jewels, Hole, Staff, Balance - Lower Jewels, Hole, Staff, Balance - Upper Jewels, Pallet Stones Jewels, Roller or Jewel Pin Keys, Winding Levers, Clutch Levers, Locking Levers, Setting Pallets Pallets, with Stones Fitted Forks Pallets and Forks Pallets and Forks with Stones Fitted Pallets, Forks and Arbors with Stones Fitted Pillars Pins, Taper Pins, Setting Pinions, Cannon Pinions, Center, Heads Pinions, Escape Pinions, Fourth Pinions, Third Pinions, Winding Regulators Rollers, Safety Rollers, Table Screws Slides Shippers Springs, Click Springs, Cam Springs, Hair Springs, Hair, Colleted Springs, Hair, Colleted and Studded Springs, Lever and Clutch Springs, Main Strength of Main Springs Used in Hampden Movements Springs, Pinion Center Springs, Regulator Springs, Shipper Springs, Yoke Staffs, Balance Staffs, Center Staffs, Center and Pinion Head Studs, Hair Spring Studs, Winding Pinion Washers, Crown Wheels Washers, Shipper Wheels, Center Wheels, Center and Staff Wheels, Center with Staff and Pinion Head Fitted Wheels, Center with Staff, Pinion Head and Cannon Pinion Fitted Wheels, Crown or Main Wheels, Escape Wheels, Escape and Pinion Wheels, Fourth Wheels, Fourth and Pinion Wheels, Third Wheels, Third and Pinion Wheels, Winding Wheels, Winding, Intermediate Wheels, Hour Wheels, Idler Wheels, Minute Wheels, Ratchet Wheels, Setting Yokes or Vibrating Arms Yokes, Setting Yokes, Winding Index