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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 972 Pocket Watch
Hamilton Grade 972 Pocket Watch

Grade: 972

Manufacturer: Hamilton
Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Movement Serial Number: 1504693
Grade: 972
Model: 2
To Finishing Dept: Jan 3, 1920
Run Quantity: 700
Total Production: 46,716
Size: 16s
Jewels: 17j
Jewel Setting: Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: Going
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

1504501
Verification Serial Map
1505200
  • February 23, 2018:
    Serial Number 1504844 was reported as accurate
  • August 29, 2017:
    Serial Number 1505199 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • June 14, 2017:
    Serial Number 1504595 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • May 21, 2017:
    Serial Number 1504595 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • April 18, 2015:
    Serial Number 1504793 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
    Double Roller changed from No to Yes
  • May 12, 2014:
    Serial Number 1504793 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
    Double Roller changed from No to Yes
  • November 14, 2013:
    Serial Number 1505009 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
    Double Roller changed from No to Yes
  • October 30, 2012:
    Serial Number 1504772 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
    Double Roller changed from No to Yes
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Hamilton Grade 972 Pocket Watch
Hamilton Grade 972 Pocket Watch