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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.
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  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 Special

Manufacturer: Hampden
Manufacturer Location: Canton, Ohio
Movement Serial Number: 955379
Grade: John C. Dueber Special
Model: 3
Estimated Production Year: 1896
Size: 18s
Jewels: 17j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Finish Pattern: Geometric Radial
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Regulator: Teske
Standard Dial Type: Double-Sunk
Adjusted: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
Dial Feet Locations: 21.7, 37, 59
Movement Markings: John C. Dueber
Special
17 Jewels.
Canton, Ohio.
Special
Adjusted.
Safety Pinion.
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Verifications & Observations

  • March 1, 2019:
    Serial Number 955376 was reported as accurate
  • January 30, 2019:
    Serial Number 955376 was reported as accurate
  • November 8, 2018:
    Serial Number 955353 was reported as accurate
  • August 30, 2018:
    Serial Number 955215 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Serial number 955215 has a nickle damaskeened
    movement finish
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt to Nickel
  • July 26, 2017:
    Serial Number 955023 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt to Nickel
  • April 18, 2017:
    Serial Number 955379 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Movement is Nickel finished not Gilt, screws and
    regulator are gilt "gold" finished.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt to Nickel
  • April 18, 2017:
    Serial Number 955379 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt to Nickel
  • September 29, 2016:
    Serial Number 955628 was reported as accurate
  • July 19, 2015:
    Serial Number 955969 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt to Nickel
  • April 6, 2015:
    Serial Number 955605 was reported as accurate
  • March 16, 2015:
    Serial Number 955605 was reported as accurate
  • July 14, 2014:
    Serial Number 955969 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt to Nickel
  • July 11, 2014:
    Serial Number 955969 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt to Nickel
  • July 11, 2014:
    Serial Number 955969 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt to Nickel
  • May 5, 2014:
    Serial Number 955416 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt to Nickel
  • March 5, 2014:
    Serial Number 955155 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt to Nickel
  • July 28, 2013:
    Serial Number 955277 was reported as accurate
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