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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: 2729996
Grade: Molly Stark
Model: 4
Estimated Production Year: 1910
Size: 3/0s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Bridge Plate
Regulator: Plain
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Quality Rating:
Dial Feet Locations: 13, 38.6, 54.4
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Verifications & Observations

  • November 12, 2019:
    Serial Number 2729996 was reported as accurate
  • November 5, 2019:
    Serial Number 2729995 was reported as accurate
  • August 29, 2019:
    Serial Number 2728403 was reported as accurate
  • August 1, 2019:
    Serial Number 2732946 was reported as accurate
  • June 28, 2019:
    Serial Number 2735440 was reported as accurate
  • April 4, 2019:
    Serial Number 2736374 was reported as accurate
  • November 22, 2018:
    Serial Number 2736389 was reported as accurate
  • November 21, 2018:
    Serial Number 2736389 was reported as accurate
  • August 3, 2018:
    Serial Number 2736968 was reported as accurate
  • February 14, 2018:
    Serial Number 2734960 was reported as accurate
  • July 6, 2017:
    Serial Number 2737113 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • June 26, 2017:
    Serial Number 2728342 was reported as accurate
  • March 1, 2017:
    Serial Number 2732487 was reported as accurate
  • February 29, 2016:
    Serial Number 2731367 was reported as accurate
  • February 5, 2016:
    Serial Number 2732019 was reported as accurate
  • November 6, 2015:
    Serial Number 2737661 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
    Railroad Grade changed from ? to No
    Plate changed from Unknown to Bridge
  • September 1, 2015:
    Serial Number 2731483 was reported as accurate
  • October 8, 2014:
    Serial Number 2728704 was reported as accurate
  • August 17, 2014:
    Serial Number 2735342 was reported as accurate
  • July 22, 2014:
    Serial Number 2734305 was reported as accurate
  • December 26, 2013:
    Serial Number 2728998 was reported as accurate
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