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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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Due to the lack of existing factory records, our Hampden database has been reconstructed using observations of known watches.
As a result, the information may contain inaccuracies. Please let us know if you have details that can improve the database.

Grade: Special Railway

Gold Jewel Settings

Manufacturer: Hampden
Manufacturer Location: Canton, Ohio
Movement Serial Number: 1201272
Grade: Special Railway
Model: 4
Estimated Production Year: 1898
Size: 18s
Jewels: 23j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Two-Tone
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Regulator: Patent
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 0 or 5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
Quality Rating:
Dial Feet Locations: 14, 36.5, 52
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Verifications & Observations

  • March 18, 2019:
    Serial Number 1201380 was reported as accurate
  • December 10, 2018:
    Serial Number 1201272 was reported as accurate
  • June 22, 2018:
    Serial Number 1201834 was reported as accurate
  • June 21, 2018:
    Serial Number 1201350 was reported as accurate
  • June 15, 2018:
    Serial Number 1201393 was reported as accurate
  • January 7, 2018:
    Serial Number 1201458 was reported as accurate
  • December 25, 2017:
    Serial Number 1201806 was reported as accurate
  • August 28, 2017:
    Serial Number 1201786 was reported as accurate
  • August 20, 2017:
    Serial Number 1201908 was reported as accurate
  • August 14, 2016:
    Serial Number 1201745 was reported as accurate
  • April 16, 2016:
    Serial Number 1201762 was reported as accurate
  • December 9, 2015:
    Serial Number 1201393 was reported as accurate
  • January 12, 2015:
    Serial Number 1201806 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • December 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 1201272 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
    Factory Model changed from 3 to 4
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