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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.

Grade: No. 80

Manufacturer: Hampden
Manufacturer Location: Canton, Ohio
Movement Serial Number: 965087
Grade: No. 80
Model: 2 or 4
Estimated Production Year: 1896
Size: 18s
Jewels: 17j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Regulator: Patent
Adjusted: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
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Verifications & Observations

  • November 22, 2019:
    Serial Number 965210 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: This one is marked, Hampden watch co. 17 Jewels
    adjusted and is two-tone movement.
  • March 6, 2019:
    Serial Number 965087 was reported as accurate
  • August 16, 2017:
    Serial Number 965075 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Movemebt is the same it's just not marked John c.
    Dueber special. It isn't marked anything but the
    movement info is correct so it maybe just be an
    unmarked john c. Dueber special
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from John C. Dueber Special to No. 80
  • May 14, 2015:
    Serial Number 965570 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from John C. Dueber Special to No. 80
  • March 30, 2015:
    Serial Number 965100 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from John C. Dueber Special to No. 80
  • February 24, 2014:
    Serial Number 965198 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: It seems that the movement plates are a gold
    color, not nickel
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from John C. Dueber Special to No. 80
  • December 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 965376 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from John C. Dueber Special to No. 80
  • October 5, 2013:
    Serial Number 965168 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Hampden serial number 965168 is not marked "John
    C. Dueber" or "John C. Dueber Special" Nor are
    965029 965168, 965320, 965399, 965433, 965499 or
    965560. These are all 17-jewel, nickel, Adjusted,
    hunting movements, most likely grade No. 80..

    Best regards,
    Kent
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from John C. Dueber Special to No. 80
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