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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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Grade: 925

Manufacturer: Hamilton
Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Movement Serial Number: 429388
Grade: 925
Model: 2
To Finishing Dept: May 20, 1905
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 73,600
Size: 18s
Jewels: 17j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Hunting
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
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Verifications & Observations

429001
Verification Serial Map
430000
  • February 27, 2018:
    Serial Number 429388 was reported as accurate
  • February 27, 2018:
    Serial Number 429388 was reported as accurate
  • May 13, 2017:
    Serial Number 429857 was reported as accurate
  • November 18, 2015:
    Serial Number 429146 was reported as accurate
  • January 29, 2015:
    Serial Number 429060 was reported as accurate
  • August 16, 2013:
    Serial Number 429049 was reported as accurate
  • May 16, 2013:
    Serial Number 429320 was reported as accurate
  • October 25, 2012:
    Serial Number 429550 was reported as accurate
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