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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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Hamilton Grade 974 Pocket Watch
Hamilton Grade 974 Pocket Watch

Grade: 974

Manufacturer: Hamilton
Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Movement Serial Number: 1032409
Grade: 974
Model: 1
To Finishing Dept: Feb 13, 1913
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 114,784
Size: 16s
Jewels: 17j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Regulator: Reed
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: No
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
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Verifications & Observations

1032001
Verification Serial Map
1033000
  • April 20, 2017:
    Serial Number 1032779 was reported as accurate
  • August 8, 2016:
    Serial Number 1032467 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • November 14, 2015:
    Serial Number 1032441 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • July 10, 2015:
    Serial Number 1032445 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • November 3, 2014:
    Serial Number 1032618 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • October 31, 2014:
    Serial Number 1032618 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • October 26, 2014:
    Serial Number 1032445 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • January 5, 2014:
    Serial Number 1032097 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • May 8, 2013:
    Serial Number 1032353 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 17 jewels
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 21j to 17j
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • February 1, 2013:
    Serial Number 1032441 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: jewels: 21 & railroad grade yes
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from No to Yes
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
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Hamilton Grade 974 Pocket Watch
Hamilton Grade 974 Pocket Watch