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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 "mechanism" of the watch).
  2. Never use the serial number from the case or any other part.
  3. Always select the correct manufacturer, which is usually stamped on the watch movement or dial.
  4. If the manufacturer is not listed on the site, you may have a "private label" watch or it may not be American-made.
  5. If the serial number includes a letter, enter it along with the number when using the lookup feature.
  6. 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.
  7. Consider uploading images of your watch by creating a collection account on the website. This is compeltely free and assists in promoting research in American horology.
  8. 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 926 Pocket Watch

Grade: 926

Manufacturer: Hamilton
Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Movement Serial Number: 190296
Grade: 926
Model: 1
Class: 3
To Finishing Dept: Dec 27, 1901
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 83,406
Size: 18s
Jewels: 17j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Regulator: Goldthwait
Hairspring: Breguet
Standard Dial Type: Single-Sunk
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: No
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: No
Dial Feet Locations: 2.6, 18.0, 38.2
Data Research: 1953 Hamilton Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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Verification Serial Map
191000
  • April 18, 2019:
    Serial Number 190375 was reported as accurate
  • March 15, 2019:
    Serial Number 190796 was reported as accurate
  • February 16, 2019:
    Serial Number 190118 was reported as accurate
  • August 1, 2018:
    Serial Number 190494 was reported as accurate
  • May 24, 2018:
    Serial Number 190464 was reported as accurate
  • December 10, 2017:
    Serial Number 190615 was reported as accurate
  • May 6, 2017:
    Serial Number 190477 was reported as accurate
  • July 4, 2016:
    Serial Number 190439 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • June 7, 2016:
    Serial Number 190844 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • July 31, 2015:
    Serial Number 190767 was reported as accurate
  • February 23, 2015:
    Serial Number 190084 was reported as accurate
  • October 20, 2014:
    Serial Number 190983 was reported as accurate
  • December 26, 2013:
    Serial Number 190899 was reported as accurate
  • November 20, 2013:
    Serial Number 190296 was reported as accurate
  • February 20, 2013:
    Serial Number 190724 was reported as accurate
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Hamilton Grade 926 Pocket Watch