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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: 940

Manufacturer: Hamilton
Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Movement Serial Number: 210038
Grade: 940
Model: 1
To Finishing Dept: May 26, 1902
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
Dial Feet Locations: 2.6, 18.0, 38.2
U.S. Patents: 832672, 427072
Data Research: 1953 Hamilton Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • August 8, 2018:
    Serial Number 210431 was reported as accurate
  • August 7, 2018:
    Serial Number 210736 was reported as accurate
  • May 19, 2018:
    Serial Number 210424 was reported as accurate
  • March 19, 2018:
    Serial Number 210512 was reported as accurate
  • March 17, 2018:
    Serial Number 210512 was reported as accurate
  • February 11, 2018:
    Serial Number 210953 was reported as accurate
  • February 10, 2016:
    Serial Number 210210 was reported as accurate
  • November 14, 2015:
    Serial Number 210210 was reported as accurate
  • October 21, 2015:
    Serial Number 210898 was reported as accurate
  • April 7, 2015:
    Serial Number 0210918 was reported as accurate
  • February 15, 2015:
    Serial Number 210512 was reported as accurate
  • February 9, 2015:
    Serial Number 210210 was reported as accurate
  • November 21, 2014:
    Serial Number 210979 was reported as accurate
  • November 9, 2014:
    Serial Number 0210344 was reported as accurate
  • July 17, 2014:
    Serial Number 210366 was reported as accurate
  • December 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 210924 was reported as accurate
  • December 6, 2013:
    Serial Number 210524 was reported as accurate
  • December 6, 2013:
    Serial Number 210524 was reported as accurate
  • December 6, 2013:
    Serial Number 210524 was reported as accurate
  • December 6, 2013:
    Serial Number 210524 was reported as accurate
  • July 24, 2013:
    Serial Number 210949 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • May 17, 2013:
    Serial Number 210908 was reported as accurate
  • May 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 210469 was reported as accurate
  • January 20, 2013:
    Serial Number 210210 was reported as accurate
  • January 17, 2013:
    Serial Number 210210 was reported as accurate
  • October 20, 2012:
    Serial Number 210708 was reported as accurate
  • August 11, 2012:
    Serial Number 210843 was reported as accurate
  • June 12, 2012:
    Serial Number 210780 was reported as accurate
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