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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.

Hampden Grade Dueber Pocket Watch

Grade: Dueber

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Manufacturer: Hampden
Manufacturer Location: Canton, Ohio
Movement Serial Number: 688542
Grade: Dueber
Model: 2
Estimated Production Year: 1891
Size: 18s
Jewels: 16j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Regulator: Patent
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Dial Feet Locations: 14, 36.5, 52
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Verifications & Observations

  • June 26, 2017:
    Serial Number 688781 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • September 26, 2015:
    Serial Number 688109 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Unknown to Dueber
    Size changed from Unknown to 18
    Plate changed from Unknown to Full
  • October 4, 2013:
    Serial Number 688430 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
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Hampden Grade Dueber Pocket Watch