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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.

Hampden Grade Molly Stark Pocket Watch
Hampden Grade Molly Stark Pocket Watch

Grade: Molly Stark

Manufacturer: Hampden
Manufacturer Location: Canton, Ohio
Movement Serial Number: 2188302
Grade: Molly Stark
Model: 4
Estimated Production Year: 1906
Size: 3/0s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Bridge Plate
Regulator: Plain
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Dial Feet Locations: 13, 38.6, 54.4
Movement Markings: Molly Stark
Canton, O.
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Verifications & Observations

  • May 13, 2019:
    Serial Number 2187920 was reported as accurate
  • March 12, 2019:
    Serial Number 2186726 was reported as accurate
  • April 30, 2018:
    Serial Number 2188381 was reported as accurate
  • April 5, 2018:
    Serial Number 2185302 was reported as accurate
  • November 15, 2017:
    Serial Number 2182399 was reported as accurate
  • September 12, 2016:
    Serial Number 2188434 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Unknown to Molly Stark
    Size changed from Unknown to 3/0
    Plate changed from Unknown to Bridge
  • January 23, 2016:
    Serial Number 2182390 was reported as accurate
  • January 16, 2016:
    Serial Number 2188108 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Unknown to Molly Stark
    Size changed from Unknown to 3/0
    Plate changed from Unknown to Bridge
  • November 22, 2013:
    Serial Number 2189001 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: my watch is an 3/0 molly stark - nickel plate - 7
    jewels
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from No. 302 to Molly Stark
    Size changed from 12 to 3/0
    Movement Configuration changed from Openface to Hunting
    Factory Model changed from 3 to 4
    Plate changed from 3/4 to Bridge
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Hampden Grade Molly Stark Pocket Watch
Hampden Grade Molly Stark Pocket Watch