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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 999A Pocket Watch

Grade: 999A

Manufactured by Hamilton, Railroad Brotherhood Abbreviation, Official Railroad Standard

Manufacturer: Ball - Hamilton
Movement Serial Number: 462146
Grade: 999A
Model: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1904
Size: 18s
Jewels: 21j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Finish Pattern: “Sun-burst” Damascening
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Regulator: Ball
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
Movement Markings: Official RR Standard or Brotherhood Markings
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Verifications & Observations

  • September 27, 2018:
    Serial Number 462041 was reported as accurate
  • September 23, 2018:
    Serial Number 462014 was reported as accurate
  • June 8, 2018:
    Serial Number 463000 was reported as accurate
  • June 8, 2018:
    Serial Number 463000 was reported as accurate
  • December 5, 2017:
    Serial Number 462097 was reported as accurate
  • August 17, 2017:
    Serial Number 462749 was reported as accurate
  • June 9, 2017:
    Serial Number 463010 was reported as accurate
  • June 13, 2016:
    Serial Number 462993 was reported as accurate
  • April 22, 2016:
    Serial Number 467488 was reported as accurate
  • October 25, 2015:
    Serial Number 462163 was reported as accurate
  • October 19, 2015:
    Serial Number 462412 was reported as accurate
  • October 15, 2015:
    Serial Number 462412 was reported as accurate
  • July 12, 2015:
    Serial Number 462009 was reported as accurate
  • April 24, 2015:
    Serial Number 462678 was reported as accurate
  • April 24, 2015:
    Serial Number 464678 was reported as accurate
  • November 28, 2014:
    Serial Number 462787 was reported as accurate
  • November 19, 2014:
    Serial Number 462083 was reported as accurate
  • June 29, 2014:
    Serial Number 462791 was reported as accurate
  • July 12, 2013:
    Serial Number 465359 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
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Ball - Hamilton Grade 999A Pocket Watch