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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.
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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: Lafayette

Manufacturer: Hampden
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Massechusetts
Movement Serial Number: 206746
Grade: Lafayette
Model: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1881
Size: 18s
Jewels: 15j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Either
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full Plate
Regulator: Teske
Adjusted: No
Dial Feet Locations: 14, 36.5, 52
Movement Markings: Lafayette
Springfield, Mass.
15
Pat. Pinion
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Verifications & Observations

  • August 12, 2019:
    Serial Number 206746 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 15 jewels. Verified. Note "15" on barrel bridge.
    Thanks!
    Curator Response: Thanks for the report. The database has been updated accordingly.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j to 15j
  • October 19, 2017:
    Serial Number 206806 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from 11j to 15j
  • September 14, 2016:
    Serial Number 206963 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 15j Lafayette 15 is marked on the movement below
    the Serial #
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Unknown to Lafayette
    Plate changed from Unknown to Full
  • June 28, 2014:
    Serial Number 206807 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Unknown to Lafayette
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