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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: 924

Manufacturer: Hamilton
Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Movement Serial Number: 982139
Grade: 924
Model: 1
To Finishing Dept: May 24, 1913
Run Quantity: 2,000
Total Production: 141,275
Size: 18s
Jewels: 17j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Regulator: Goldthwait
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
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Verifications & Observations

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  • March 15, 2019:
    Serial Number 983370 was reported as accurate
  • November 25, 2018:
    Serial Number 983028 was reported as accurate
  • January 18, 2017:
    Serial Number 983105 was reported as accurate
  • November 28, 2016:
    Serial Number 982611 was reported as accurate
  • September 21, 2016:
    Serial Number 982481 was reported as accurate
  • August 28, 2016:
    Serial Number 983936 was reported as accurate
  • March 23, 2016:
    Serial Number 983083 was reported as accurate
  • May 18, 2015:
    Serial Number 983049 was reported as accurate
  • February 26, 2015:
    Serial Number 982895 was reported as accurate
  • February 15, 2015:
    Serial Number 982895 was reported as accurate
  • January 8, 2015:
    Serial Number 982416 was reported as accurate
  • August 4, 2014:
    Serial Number 982535 was reported as accurate
  • June 12, 2014:
    Serial Number 982505 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: my watch has 21 jewels
    Curator Response: Please upload a photo of the movement so we can evaluate.
  • November 19, 2013:
    Serial Number 983536 was reported as accurate
  • June 17, 2013:
    Serial Number 982017 was reported as accurate
  • September 30, 2012:
    Serial Number 982488 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 0 to 1
    Adjusted changed from Yes to No
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