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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: 940

Manufacturer: Hamilton
Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Movement Serial Number: 168932
Grade: 940
Model: 1
To Finishing Dept: Mar 31, 1901
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 210,596
Size: 18s
Jewels: 21j
Jewel Material: Ruby
Jewel Setting: Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Finish Pattern: Damaskeened
Movement Inlay Color: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Regulator: Goldthwait
Hairspring: Breguet
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
U.S. Patents: 832672, 427072
Data Research: 1953 Hamilton Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

168001
Verification Serial Map
169000
  • November 13, 2018:
    Serial Number 168481 was reported as accurate
  • September 26, 2017:
    Serial Number 168669 was reported as accurate
  • November 5, 2016:
    Serial Number 168500 was reported as accurate
  • January 8, 2016:
    Serial Number 168140 was reported as accurate
  • September 23, 2015:
    Serial Number 168604 was reported as accurate
  • January 26, 2014:
    Serial Number 168684 was reported as accurate
  • November 12, 2013:
    Serial Number 168294 was reported as accurate
  • November 12, 2013:
    Serial Number 168294 was reported as accurate
  • April 25, 2013:
    Serial Number 168803 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from Unknown to Full
  • January 11, 2013:
    Serial Number 168684 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from Unknown to Full
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