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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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Ball - Hamilton Grade 999B Pocket Watch

Grade: 999B

Manufactured by Hamilton, Official Standard

Manufacturer: Ball - Hamilton
Movement Serial Number: 1B8149
Grade: 999B
Model: 5
Estimated Production Year: 1947
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Finish Pattern: Circular Damascening Pattern
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 6
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
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Verifications & Observations

  • April 11, 2019:
    Serial Number 1B7227 was reported as accurate
  • March 25, 2019:
    Serial Number 1B8084 was reported as accurate
  • February 16, 2019:
    Serial Number 1B7568 was reported as accurate
  • December 9, 2018:
    Serial Number 1B8456 was reported as accurate
  • November 11, 2018:
    Serial Number 1B5289 was reported as accurate
  • July 11, 2018:
    Serial Number 1B6625 was reported as accurate
  • July 5, 2018:
    Serial Number 1B6625 was reported as accurate
  • May 23, 2018:
    Serial Number 1B5971 was reported as accurate
  • April 10, 2018:
    Serial Number 1B7807 was reported as accurate
  • March 26, 2018:
    Serial Number 1B7003 was reported as accurate
  • February 16, 2018:
    Serial Number 1B8084 was reported as accurate
  • January 8, 2018:
    Serial Number 1B7764 was reported as accurate
  • January 1, 2018:
    Serial Number 1B5411 was reported as accurate
  • January 1, 2018:
    Serial Number 1B5412 was reported as accurate
  • November 8, 2017:
    Serial Number 1B7417 was reported as accurate
  • November 7, 2017:
    Serial Number 1B5228 was reported as accurate
  • October 1, 2017:
    Serial Number 1B5672 was reported as accurate
  • August 22, 2017:
    Serial Number 1B5884 was reported as accurate
  • June 15, 2017:
    Serial Number 1B5884 was reported as accurate
  • February 14, 2017:
    Serial Number 1B7982 was reported as accurate
  • February 12, 2017:
    Serial Number 1B7136 was reported as accurate
  • February 11, 2017:
    Serial Number 1B8274 was reported as accurate
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Ball - Hamilton Grade 999B Pocket Watch