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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.
  5. Always select the correct manufacturer, which is usually stamped on the watch movement.
  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: 974

Manufacturer: Hamilton
Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Movement Serial Number: 874353
Grade: 974
Model: 1
To Finishing Dept: Mar 26, 1912
Run Quantity: 800
Total Production: 114,784
Size: 16s
Jewels: 17j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Openface
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
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Verifications & Observations

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Verification Serial Map
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  • October 30, 2018:
    Serial Number 874353 was reported as accurate
  • December 24, 2017:
    Serial Number 874783 was reported as accurate
  • July 4, 2017:
    Serial Number 874025 was reported as accurate
  • February 21, 2014:
    Serial Number 874642 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • February 26, 2013:
    Serial Number 874187 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: pendant set not lever
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • February 21, 2013:
    Serial Number 874187 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • May 4, 2012:
    Serial Number 874121 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
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