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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: 956

Manufacturer: Hamilton
Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Movement Serial Number: 1378975
Grade: 956
Model: 2
To Finishing Dept: Jul 23, 1919
Run Quantity: 700
Total Production: 51,300
Size: 16s
Jewels: 17j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Going
Regulator: Reed
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: No
Railroad Grade: No
Data Research: 1953 Hamilton Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • January 12, 2019:
    Serial Number 1378975 was reported as accurate
  • November 11, 2018:
    Serial Number 1378918 was reported as accurate
  • June 18, 2016:
    Serial Number 1378338 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • September 4, 2013:
    Serial Number 1378399 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • April 6, 2013:
    Serial Number 1378604 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • March 21, 2013:
    Serial Number 1378572 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • December 7, 2012:
    Serial Number 1378831 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
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