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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.
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Research & Media


Source: Jewelers Review, Volume 32
Published: 1899
Page: 625
Tags: Dueber Watch Co., Hampden Watch Co., 12s, Grade John Hancock, Grade Dueber Watch Co., Dueber Grand

Source: Jewelers Review, Volume 32
Published: 1899
Page: 598
Tags: Dueber Watch Co.,Hampden Watch Co.,12s,17j

Source: Jewelers Review, Volume 32
Published: 1899
Page: 681
Tags: Dueber Watch Co.,Hampden Watch Co.,Grade Special Railway,Grade New Railway,Grade John Hancock,Grade John C. Dueber Special

Source: Jewelers Review, Volume 32
Published: 1899
Page: 712
Tags: Dueber Watch Co.,Hampden Watch Co.,Grade Dueber Grand, Grade John Hancock

Source: Jewelers Review, Volume 32
Published: 1899
Page: 745
Tags: Dueber Watch Co.,Hampden Watch Co.,Grade John Hancock

Source: Jewelers Review, Volume 32
Published: 1899
Page: 629
Tags: Dueber Watch Co.,Hampden Watch Co.,Factory,Smelting

Source: Jewelers Review, Volume 32
Published: 1899
Page: 776
Tags: Dueber Watch Co.,Hampden Watch Co.,12s,Winding Wheels

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review, Volume 23
Published: 1891
Page: 44
Tags: Hampden Watch Co., Grade Railway Special, Movements

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review, Volume 23
Published: 1891
Page: 13
Tags: E.F. Wilson, Railways, Hampden Watch Co.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review, Volume 23
Published: 1891
Page: 43
Tags: Hampden Watch Co., The Watch War

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review, Volume 23
Published: 1891
Page: 27
Tags: Hampden Watch Co., E.F. Wilson & Co.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review, Volume 23
Published: 1891
Page: 39
Tags: Hampden Watch Co., Watch War, Grade 66, Grade 46

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review, Volume 23
Published: 1891
Page: 21
Tags: Hampden Watch Co., Grade John C. Dueber Special, Grade John C. Dueber

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review, Volume 36
Published: 1898
Page: 70
Tags: Dueber, Hampden Watch Co., Dueber-Hampden Watch Works, Grade John Hancock, Grade New Railway, Grade Special Railway, Movements

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review, Volume 36
Published: 1898
Page: 18
Tags: News, American Waltham Watch Co., 7j, Breguet Hairspring, Hampden Watch Co., Illinois Watch Co., New Columbus Watch Co.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review, Volume 36
Published: 1898
Page: 34
Tags: Patent, News, John C. Dueber, Hampden Watch Co., Movement Design

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review, Volume 36
Published: 1898
Page: 19
Tags: Homer Foot, News, Hampden Watch Co., Officers