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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.
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  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: 992

Manufacturer: Hamilton
Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Movement Serial Number: 1277674
Grade: 992
Model: 2
To Finishing Dept: Dec 13, 1917
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 447,200
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
Jewel Material: Ruby & Sapphire
Jewel Setting: Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Finish Pattern: 2nd Pattern (bar)
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: Going
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: Yes
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Verifications & Observations

1277001
Verification Serial Map
1278000
  • April 14, 2018:
    Serial Number 1277774 was reported as accurate
  • February 26, 2018:
    Serial Number 1277631 was reported as accurate
  • September 10, 2017:
    Serial Number 1277545 was reported as accurate
  • June 17, 2017:
    Serial Number 1277768 was reported as accurate
  • March 25, 2016:
    Serial Number 1277212 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • November 15, 2015:
    Serial Number 1277005 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • September 19, 2014:
    Serial Number 1277099 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • September 19, 2014:
    Serial Number 1277099 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • September 19, 2014:
    Serial Number 1277099 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • September 18, 2014:
    Serial Number 1277669 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • January 30, 2014:
    Serial Number 1277973 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • February 3, 2013:
    Serial Number 1277183 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 18 to 2
    Double Roller changed from No to Yes
  • November 12, 2012:
    Serial Number 1277213 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 18 to 2
    Double Roller changed from No to Yes
  • June 13, 2012:
    Serial Number 1277796 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 18 to 2
    Double Roller changed from No to Yes
  • April 25, 2012:
    Serial Number 1277825 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 18 to 2
    Double Roller changed from No to Yes
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