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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: No. 440

Manufacturer: Hampden
Manufacturer Location: Canton, Ohio
Movement Serial Number: 2716623
Grade: No. 440
Model: 4
Estimated Production Year: 1910
Size: 16s
Jewels: 15j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Two-Tone
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: Bridge Plate
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Dial Feet Locations: 24.5, 37.52, 58
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Verifications & Observations

  • February 26, 2019:
    Serial Number 2716178 was reported as accurate
  • August 10, 2016:
    Serial Number 2716684 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 16 size, 15 jewels, bridge Model 4, open face,
    two-tone nickel plates, pendant set, stem wind,
    safety pinion dress movement. Cheers. duffy l
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Unknown to No. 440
    Size changed from Unknown to 16
    Railroad Grade changed from ? to No
    Plate changed from Unknown to Bridge
  • July 3, 2014:
    Serial Number 2716419 was reported as accurate
  • December 26, 2013:
    Serial Number 2716182 was reported as accurate