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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.
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  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: 975

Manufacturer: Hamilton
Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Movement Serial Number: 837213
Grade: 975
Model: 1
Class: 5
To Finishing Dept: Jun 17, 1911
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 80,179
Size: 16s
Jewels: 17j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Regulator: Reed
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: No
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: No
Dial Feet Locations: 7.6, 21.8, 38.0, 50.5
Hamilton 16s Dial Feet Research
Data Research: 1953 Hamilton Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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Verification Serial Map
838000
  • February 12, 2020:
    Serial Number 837213 was reported as accurate
  • December 24, 2017:
    Serial Number 837610 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 2 to 1
  • October 7, 2017:
    Serial Number 837697 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 2 to 1
  • December 16, 2016:
    Serial Number 837109 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 2 to 1
  • December 13, 2016:
    Serial Number 837109 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 2 to 1
  • March 10, 2015:
    Serial Number 837766 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 2 to 1
  • September 1, 2014:
    Serial Number 837874 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 2 to 1
  • February 22, 2014:
    Serial Number 837766 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 2 to 1
  • January 30, 2014:
    Serial Number 837036 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 2 to 1
  • November 3, 2013:
    Serial Number 837473 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 2 to 1
  • May 28, 2013:
    Serial Number 837228 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 2 to 1
  • April 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 837632 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 2 to 1
  • October 29, 2012:
    Serial Number 837431 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 2 to 1
  • October 29, 2012:
    Serial Number 837431 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 2 to 1
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