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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: 1928501
Grade: Molly Stark
Model: 3
Estimated Production Year: 1904
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

  • June 18, 2019:
    Serial Number 1928577 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: this measures to be a size 3 ladies pendant watch
    purchased 1905 family owned all of the time hunter
    case
    Curator Response: Thanks for the report. If possible, please upload an image of the movement to your collection for further evaluation and documentation.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Lafayette to Molly Stark
    Size changed from 18 to 3/0
    Jewels changed from 15j to 7j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
    Factory Model changed from 4 to 3
    Plate changed from Full to 3/4
  • October 30, 2018:
    Serial Number 1926350 was reported as accurate
  • May 23, 2018:
    Serial Number 1925869 was reported as accurate
  • February 7, 2018:
    Serial Number 1925877 was reported as accurate
  • August 22, 2017:
    Serial Number 1924239 was reported as accurate
  • April 21, 2017:
    Serial Number 1928358 was reported as accurate
  • January 14, 2017:
    Serial Number 1925429 was reported as accurate
  • October 7, 2016:
    Serial Number 1927487 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever
  • May 29, 2015:
    Serial Number 1926615 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever
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