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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.

Hampden Grade Wm. McKinley Pocket Watch

Grade: Wm. McKinley

Manufacturer: Hampden
Manufacturer Location: Canton, Ohio
Movement Serial Number: 3192477
Grade: Wm. McKinley
Model: 5
Estimated Production Year: 1914
Size: 16s
Jewels: 17j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: ?
Plate: Bridge Plate
Regulator: Patent
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 3 or 5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: ?
Dial Feet Locations: 24.5, 37.52, 58
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Verifications & Observations

  • March 30, 2020:
    Serial Number 3192833 was reported as accurate
  • March 28, 2019:
    Serial Number 3191515 was reported as accurate
  • October 2, 2017:
    Serial Number 3191521 was reported as accurate
  • June 28, 2017:
    Serial Number 3191429 was reported as accurate
  • May 19, 2017:
    Serial Number 3192324 was reported as accurate
  • March 25, 2017:
    Serial Number 3191640 was reported as accurate
  • March 10, 2017:
    Serial Number 3192324 was reported as accurate
  • November 26, 2016:
    Serial Number 3192477 was reported as accurate
  • December 29, 2015:
    Serial Number 3192158 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: the watch was adjusted to 5 positions when I
    cleaned it
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from Yes to ?
  • October 19, 2013:
    Serial Number 3192654 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • August 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 3192237 was reported as accurate
Hampden Grade Wm. McKinley Pocket Watch