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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:

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  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.
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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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We noticed that you entered a relatively short serial number. "1730" could possibly indicate the grade of the watch and not the serial number of your movement. Serial numbers are usually more than a few digits.

Grade: 937

Private Label(s) in Run: C. Boehmer & Co. - St. Louis, Mo.

Manufacturer: Hamilton
Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Movement Serial Number: 1730
Grade: 937
Model: 2
Class: 2
To Finishing Dept: Mar 1, 1894
Run Quantity: 400
Total Production: 8,306
Size: 18s
Jewels: 17j
Jewel Setting: Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Regulator: Goldthwait
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: No
Dial Feet Locations: 2.6, 18.0, 38.2
U.S. Patents: 832672, 427072
Data Research: 1953 Hamilton Serial List
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  • February 23, 2019:
    Serial Number 1788 was reported as accurate
  • January 28, 2016:
    Serial Number 1730 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • December 26, 2015:
    Serial Number 1869 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • May 22, 2015:
    Serial Number 1823 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • May 12, 2015:
    Serial Number 1823 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • August 6, 2014:
    Serial Number 1885 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • July 20, 2014:
    Serial Number 1993 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • June 5, 2014:
    Serial Number 1681 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • March 25, 2014:
    Serial Number 1912 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
  • August 31, 2013:
    Serial Number 1911 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • August 16, 2013:
    Serial Number 1870 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • March 18, 2013:
    Serial Number 1866 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from Yes to No
  • October 8, 2012:
    Serial Number 1632 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
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