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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.
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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: 956

Manufacturer: Hamilton
Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Movement Serial Number: 1704825
Grade: 956
Model: 2
To Finishing Dept: May 21, 1924
Run Quantity: 1,000
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
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

1704001
Verification Serial Map
1705000
  • March 30, 2019:
    Serial Number 1704472 was reported as accurate
  • March 30, 2019:
    Serial Number 1704472 was reported as accurate
  • January 28, 2017:
    Serial Number 1704816 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • October 24, 2015:
    Serial Number 1704534 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • October 14, 2015:
    Serial Number 1704534 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • May 2, 2015:
    Serial Number 1704434 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • December 28, 2013:
    Serial Number 1704049 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • August 5, 2013:
    Serial Number 1704809 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • April 13, 2012:
    Serial Number 1704686 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
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