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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:

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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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We noticed that you entered a relatively short serial number. "110" could possibly indicate the grade of the watch and not the serial number of your movement. Serial numbers are usually more than a few digits.

Grade: 932

Private Label(s) in Run: Carl W. Anderson & Co. - Manchester, N.H. // Carl Rivinius - Ebensburg Pa.

Manufacturer: Hamilton
Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Movement Serial Number: 110
Grade: 932
Model: 1
To Finishing Dept: Nov 10, 1893
Run Quantity: 340
Total Production: 600
Size: 18s
Jewels: 16j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Adjusted: Yes
Railroad Grade: No
Research Note: #191: Private Label Marked "Carl W. Anderson & Co. Manchester, N.H." [NAWCC]
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Verifications & Observations

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  • November 3, 2018:
    Serial Number 157 was reported as accurate
  • October 30, 2018:
    Serial Number 157 was reported as accurate
  • October 29, 2018:
    Serial Number 157 was reported as accurate
  • July 28, 2018:
    Serial Number 344 was reported as accurate
  • April 11, 2018:
    Serial Number 110 was reported as accurate
  • February 25, 2017:
    Serial Number 399 was reported as accurate
  • February 15, 2017:
    Serial Number 301 was reported as accurate
  • January 20, 2017:
    Serial Number 344 was reported as accurate
  • October 17, 2016:
    Serial Number 277 was reported as accurate
  • January 11, 2016:
    Serial Number 243 was reported as accurate
  • January 2, 2016:
    Serial Number 191 was reported as accurate
  • November 2, 2015:
    Serial Number 204 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 17j - not 16j
    Curator Response: Hamilton records indicate grade 932 as containing 16 jewels.
  • November 2, 2015:
    Serial Number 163 was reported as accurate
  • November 2, 2015:
    Serial Number 76 was reported as accurate
  • November 2, 2015:
    Serial Number 171 was reported as accurate
  • January 15, 2015:
    Serial Number 322 was reported as accurate
  • January 15, 2015:
    Serial Number 322 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: grade 936 17 jewels
  • May 11, 2014:
    Serial Number 390 was reported as accurate
  • May 11, 2014:
    Serial Number 128 was reported as accurate
  • May 11, 2014:
    Serial Number 119 was reported as accurate
  • April 1, 2014:
    Serial Number 109 was reported as accurate
  • March 25, 2014:
    Serial Number 245 was reported as accurate
  • August 1, 2013:
    Serial Number 80 was reported as accurate
  • July 25, 2013:
    Serial Number 217 was reported as accurate
  • July 22, 2013:
    Serial Number 364 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • May 22, 2013:
    Serial Number 282 was reported as accurate
  • September 24, 2012:
    Serial Number 75 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 17 jewels
  • July 30, 2012:
    Serial Number 344 was reported as accurate
  • July 18, 2012:
    Serial Number 301 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 17 jewel not 16
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from Unknown to Full
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