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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.
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: Diadem

Manufacturer: Hampden
Manufacturer Location: Canton, Ohio
Movement Serial Number: 2381546
Grade: Diadem
Model: 4
Estimated Production Year: 1907
Size: 3/0s
Jewels: 15j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Bridge Plate
Regulator: Patent
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Dial Feet Locations: 13, 38.6, 54.4
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Verifications & Observations

  • March 15, 2020:
    Serial Number 2383101 was reported as accurate
  • October 16, 2019:
    Serial Number 2385228 was reported as accurate
  • September 16, 2019:
    Serial Number 2382055 was reported as accurate
  • October 29, 2018:
    Serial Number 2381546 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Picture is inaccurate, movement is 15j
    Curator Response: Thanks for the report. The sample image is a generic example of the model, not the grade.
  • July 19, 2018:
    Serial Number 2381782 was reported as accurate
  • July 19, 2018:
    Serial Number 2381782 was reported as accurate
  • June 26, 2018:
    Serial Number 2383030 was reported as accurate
  • June 22, 2017:
    Serial Number 2380907 was reported as accurate
  • January 26, 2016:
    Serial Number 2384422 was reported as accurate
  • March 22, 2015:
    Serial Number 2380935 was reported as accurate
  • June 25, 2014:
    Serial Number 2381615 was reported as accurate
  • April 16, 2014:
    Serial Number 2384010 was reported as accurate