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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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Grade: 999B

Manufactured by Hamilton, Official Standard

Manufacturer: Ball - Hamilton
Movement Serial Number: 1B2286
Grade: 999B
Model: 5
Estimated Production Year: 1946
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

  • May 18, 2019:
    Serial Number 1B2311 was reported as accurate
  • May 8, 2019:
    Serial Number 1B1903 was reported as accurate
  • May 8, 2019:
    Serial Number 1B1903 was reported as accurate
  • March 27, 2019:
    Serial Number 1B1682 was reported as accurate
  • March 21, 2019:
    Serial Number 1B3414 was reported as accurate
  • March 7, 2019:
    Serial Number 1B1613 was reported as accurate
  • February 5, 2019:
    Serial Number 1B3671 was reported as accurate
  • January 17, 2019:
    Serial Number 1B2920 was reported as accurate
  • January 4, 2019:
    Serial Number 1B3471 was reported as accurate
  • December 19, 2018:
    Serial Number 1B1685 was reported as accurate
  • September 22, 2018:
    Serial Number 1B3248 was reported as accurate
  • July 23, 2018:
    Serial Number 1B3008 was reported as accurate
  • July 17, 2018:
    Serial Number 1B2040 was reported as accurate
  • July 8, 2018:
    Serial Number 1B2920 was reported as accurate
  • May 27, 2018:
    Serial Number 1B4155 was reported as accurate
  • May 26, 2018:
    Serial Number 1B4155 was reported as accurate
  • March 1, 2018:
    Serial Number 1B2286 was reported as accurate
  • January 4, 2018:
    Serial Number 1B3670 was reported as accurate
  • November 7, 2017:
    Serial Number 1B3228 was reported as accurate
  • October 22, 2017:
    Serial Number 1B3451 was reported as accurate
  • September 21, 2017:
    Serial Number 1B1545 was reported as accurate
  • September 5, 2017:
    Serial Number 1B1545 was reported as accurate
  • September 5, 2017:
    Serial Number 1B1545 was reported as accurate
  • June 21, 2017:
    Serial Number 1B3803 was reported as accurate
  • June 21, 2017:
    Serial Number 1B3803 was reported as accurate
  • April 20, 2017:
    Serial Number 1B2325 was reported as accurate
  • April 20, 2017:
    Serial Number 1B1774 was reported as accurate
  • April 19, 2017:
    Serial Number 1B4226 was reported as accurate
  • February 24, 2017:
    Serial Number 1B3893 was reported as accurate
  • February 11, 2017:
    Serial Number 1B4625 was reported as accurate
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