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 937 #7427 Details

Image of Hamilton 937 #7427 Movement
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Image of Hamilton 937 #7427 Dial
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Image of Hamilton 937 #7427 Case
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Fahys Watch Case Co.
The Fahys silver coin No. 1 is quite large, weighing 6 oz., and is designed for a lever set watch only. A small retaining screw in the case neck can be backed out so that the crown and stem can be removed to allow the removal of the movement from the case. There is a simple floral design surrounding a vacant cartouche to allow for the engraving of initials.
Glass Enamel
Hamiliton Watch Co.
D.S. glass enamel dial with hairline between 3min. at outer dial edge to 7min. near edge of fist sink section.
"Adjusted", "Safety Pinion" and serial no. on barrel bridge. "Hamilton Watch C." ,"17 Jewels", "Lancaster Pa." on barrel bridge.

Finished 3/1/95 sold 10/2/1896 to Jewelers E.E.& A.B. Conrad, 501 Main Street, Newton, Kansas.
The Conrad jeweler's bldg. still exists, now as a Rent a Center, today.