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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 Springfield Pocket Watch

Grade: Springfield

Manufacturer: Hampden
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Massachusetts
Movement Serial Number: 428466
Grade: Springfield
Model: 2
Estimated Production Year: 1886
Size: 18s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Regulator: Plain
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Quality Rating:
Dial Feet Locations: 14, 36.5, 52
Movement Markings: Springfield, Mass.
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Verifications & Observations

  • March 25, 2019:
    Serial Number 428466 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: What I know for sure is,
    Estimated Production Year: 1886
    Size: 18s
    Movement Configuration: Hunting
    Movement Finish: Gilt
    Movement Setting: Lever
    Plate: Full Plate
    Regulator: Plain
    Adjusted: No
    Railroad Grade: No

    What I am not sure of but believe could be true
    is;
    Grade: Springfield
    Model: 2 Could be instead of Model 1
    Jewels: 7j Could be instead of 11j
    I will be uploading photos which may help verify
    this.
    Curator Response: Thanks for the report and images. The database has been updated accordingly.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Unknown to Springfield
    Jewels changed from 11j to 7j
    Movement Configuration changed from Either to Hunting
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
    Movement Setting changed from Key to Lever
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Hampden Grade Springfield Pocket Watch