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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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We noticed that you entered a relatively short serial number. "4060" 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: 930

Private Label(s) in Run: A. P. Sherburne - Concord, N.H.

Manufacturer: Hamilton
Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Movement Serial Number: 4060
Grade: 930
Model: 1
Class: 3
To Finishing Dept: Apr 21, 1894
Run Quantity: 300
Total Production: 4,200
Size: 18s
Jewels: 16j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Regulator: Goldthwait
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Dial Feet Locations: 2.6, 18.0, 38.2
Data Research: 1953 Hamilton Serial List
Research Note: #4174: Verified as Private Label for "A. P. Sherburne - Concord, N.H." [NAWCC].
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Verifications & Observations

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  • June 22, 2019:
    Serial Number 4023 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • May 13, 2018:
    Serial Number 4060 was reported as accurate
  • June 21, 2017:
    Serial Number 4181 was reported as accurate
  • June 15, 2017:
    Serial Number 4181 was reported as accurate
  • December 3, 2016:
    Serial Number 4127 was reported as accurate
  • March 13, 2016:
    Serial Number 4171 was reported as accurate
  • March 9, 2016:
    Serial Number 4171 was reported as accurate
  • December 6, 2015:
    Serial Number 4188 was reported as accurate
  • March 24, 2015:
    Serial Number 4127 was reported as accurate
  • January 18, 2015:
    Serial Number 4127 was reported as accurate
  • January 6, 2013:
    Serial Number 4299 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from Unknown to Full
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