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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 "guts" of the watch).
  2. Never use the serial number from the case or any other part.
  3. If the serial number includes a letter, enter it along with the number when using the lookup feature.
  4. 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.
  5. Always select the correct manufacturer, which is usually stamped on the watch movement.
  6. If the manufacturer is not listed on the site, you may have a "private label" watch or it may not be American-made.
  7. 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: John C. Dueber

Manufacturer: Hampden
Manufacturer Location: Canton, Ohio
Movement Serial Number: 658200
Grade: John C. Dueber
Model: 3
Estimated Production Year: 1890
Size: 18s
Jewels: 15j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Regulator: Teske
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
Dial Feet Locations: 21.7, 37, 59
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Verifications & Observations

  • April 4, 2016:
    Serial Number 658300 was reported as accurate
  • December 1, 2015:
    Serial Number 658146 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 0 to 5
  • September 18, 2015:
    Serial Number 658107 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 0 to 5
  • July 31, 2015:
    Serial Number 658200 was reported as accurate
  • February 7, 2015:
    Serial Number 658107 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 0 to 5
  • February 7, 2015:
    Serial Number 658107 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Adjusted # Positions changed from 0 to 5
  • January 17, 2015:
    Serial Number 658295 was reported as accurate
  • February 1, 2014:
    Serial Number 658200 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: From NWACC Chapter 149:

    Size 18S
    Production Year 1889
    Jewels: 15
    Movement Configuration: Open Face
    Model: 3
    Grade: John C. Dueber
    Lever Set
    Full Plan
    Nickel Finish
    Adjusted: Y for Heat and Cold
    Not private label
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Unknown to John C. Dueber
    Jewels changed from 17j to 15j
    Movement Setting changed from Lever or Pendant to Lever
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