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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.
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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: 266227
Grade: 940
Model: 1
To Finishing Dept: May 2, 1903
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
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Verifications & Observations

266001
Verification Serial Map
267000
  • January 14, 2019:
    Serial Number 266227 was reported as accurate
  • December 20, 2018:
    Serial Number 266138 was reported as accurate
  • November 19, 2018:
    Serial Number 266400 was reported as accurate
  • August 23, 2018:
    Serial Number 266272 was reported as accurate
  • July 31, 2018:
    Serial Number 266311 was reported as accurate
  • May 23, 2018:
    Serial Number 266400 was reported as accurate
  • May 10, 2018:
    Serial Number 266717 was reported as accurate
  • January 18, 2018:
    Serial Number 266255 was reported as accurate
  • March 6, 2017:
    Serial Number 266539 was reported as accurate
  • November 9, 2015:
    Serial Number 266805 was reported as accurate
  • July 7, 2015:
    Serial Number 266805 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Movement is private label Thomas Fitzgerald and
    there's gold plating or gold wash on screws and
    movement parts, so you are right as far as you go,
    you just wouldn't have been aware of the rest.
  • May 29, 2015:
    Serial Number 266624 was reported as accurate
  • March 1, 2015:
    Serial Number 266185 was reported as accurate
  • October 25, 2014:
    Serial Number 266715 was reported as accurate
  • September 17, 2014:
    Serial Number 266955 was reported as accurate
  • July 11, 2014:
    Serial Number 266624 was reported as accurate
  • April 22, 2014:
    Serial Number 266481 was reported as accurate
  • May 28, 2013:
    Serial Number 266375 was reported as accurate
  • May 17, 2012:
    Serial Number 266682 was reported as accurate
  • May 16, 2012:
    Serial Number 266682 was reported as accurate
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