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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 950 Pocket Watch

Grade: 950

Manufacturer: Hamilton
Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Movement Serial Number: 1152628
Grade: 950
Model: 3
To Finishing Dept: Oct 18, 1918
Run Quantity: 900
Total Production: 22,300
Size: 16s
Jewels: 23j
Jewel Material: Ruby & Sapphire
Jewel Setting: Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: Bridge Plate
Bridge Type: Center
Barrel: Patent Motor
Train Material: Gold
Center Wheel Material: Gold
Regulator: Reed
Hairspring: Breguet
Pallet Jewel Material: Sapphire
Standard Dial Type: Double-Sunk
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Railroad Grade: No
Quality Rating:
Dial Feet Locations: 22.3, 38.0, 57.1
Hamilton 16s Dial Feet Research
Data Research: 1953 Hamilton Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

1152001
Verification Serial Map
1152900
  • December 29, 2018:
    Serial Number 1152722 was reported as accurate
  • May 19, 2018:
    Serial Number 1152628 was reported as accurate
  • March 25, 2018:
    Serial Number 1152815 was reported as accurate
  • April 3, 2016:
    Serial Number 1152073 was reported as accurate
  • February 11, 2016:
    Serial Number 1152596 was reported as accurate
  • November 22, 2015:
    Serial Number 1152073 was reported as accurate
  • October 21, 2015:
    Serial Number 1152397 was reported as accurate
  • May 9, 2015:
    Serial Number 1152582 was reported as accurate
  • February 21, 2015:
    Serial Number 1152424 was reported as accurate
  • May 7, 2014:
    Serial Number 1152015 was reported as accurate
  • May 7, 2014:
    Serial Number 1152015 was reported as accurate
  • March 24, 2014:
    Serial Number 1152844 was reported as accurate
  • April 23, 2013:
    Serial Number 1152734 was reported as accurate
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Hamilton Grade 950 Pocket Watch