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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.
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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: Molly Stark

Manufacturer: Hampden
Manufacturer Location: Canton, Ohio
Movement Serial Number: 1301839
Grade: Molly Stark
Model: 3
Estimated Production Year: 1899
Size: 3/0s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Regulator: Plain
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Quality Rating:
Dial Feet Locations: 13, 38.6, 54.4
Movement Markings: Molly Stark
Canton, O.
U.S.A.
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Verifications & Observations

  • October 30, 2019:
    Serial Number 1305250 was reported as accurate
  • August 27, 2019:
    Serial Number 1314403 was reported as accurate
  • August 23, 2019:
    Serial Number 1317241 was reported as accurate
  • March 4, 2019:
    Serial Number 1307038 was reported as accurate
  • January 9, 2019:
    Serial Number 1313658 was reported as accurate
  • January 4, 2019:
    Serial Number 1314247 was reported as accurate
  • May 17, 2018:
    Serial Number 1314961 was reported as accurate
  • February 3, 2018:
    Serial Number 1317441 was reported as accurate
  • August 18, 2017:
    Serial Number 1315934 was reported as accurate
  • August 17, 2017:
    Serial Number 1307734 was reported as accurate
  • July 13, 2017:
    Serial Number 1314614 was reported as accurate
  • April 21, 2017:
    Serial Number 1317103 was reported as accurate
  • April 5, 2017:
    Serial Number 1299913 was reported as accurate
  • March 8, 2017:
    Serial Number 1312780 was reported as accurate
  • March 8, 2017:
    Serial Number 1312780 was reported as accurate
  • January 6, 2017:
    Serial Number 1315765 was reported as accurate
  • April 14, 2016:
    Serial Number 1308785 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever
  • March 26, 2016:
    Serial Number 1310226 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever
  • August 25, 2015:
    Serial Number 1313821 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever
  • June 28, 2015:
    Serial Number 1311497 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Mine is a:
    16 Size
    Open Face
    17 Jew.
    Lever Set
    Adjusted

  • May 18, 2015:
    Serial Number 1305360 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever
  • December 14, 2014:
    Serial Number 1304118 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: the watch has a lever setting
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever
  • July 4, 2014:
    Serial Number 1308592 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever
  • April 18, 2014:
    Serial Number 1316577 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever
  • February 8, 2014:
    Serial Number 1315314 was reported as accurate
  • January 18, 2014:
    Serial Number 1303074 was reported as accurate
  • December 24, 2013:
    Serial Number 1316678 was reported as accurate
  • November 29, 2013:
    Serial Number 1308777 was reported as accurate
  • November 21, 2013:
    Serial Number 1309272 was reported as accurate
  • July 7, 2013:
    Serial Number 1300629 was reported as accurate
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