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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.
Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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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: No. 49

Manufacturer: Hampden
Manufacturer Location: Canton, Ohio
Movement Serial Number: 783965
Grade: No. 49
Model: 2
Estimated Production Year: 1893
Size: 18s
Jewels: 15j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Regulator: Teske
Adjusted: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
Dial Feet Locations: 14, 36.5, 52
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Verifications & Observations

  • December 1, 2018:
    Serial Number 784088 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • November 5, 2018:
    Serial Number 783891 was reported as accurate
  • June 22, 2017:
    Serial Number 783986 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: It isn't a hunter case movement
    Curator Response: Thanks for the report. We will need more information about the movement before the database can be updated.
  • April 18, 2016:
    Serial Number 784289 was reported as accurate
  • November 24, 2014:
    Serial Number 783891 was reported as accurate
  • June 17, 2013:
    Serial Number 783965 was reported as accurate
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