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Hamilton 938
Serial #13561

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Manufacturer Hamilton
Grade 938
Serial Number 13561
Size 18s
Model 1
Jewel Count 17j
Setting Lever
Finish Nickel
Case Material Goldfilled
Case Manufacturer Dueber Watch Case Mfg. Co.
Case Grade/Model DUEBER
Case Serial # 3372848
Case Details Movement is original to case (no other screw marks), a Dueber 20yr. GF case with inner dust cover. Case is plain polish and shows minimal wear. The crysal is glass.
Dial Material Glass Enamel
Dial Type Double-Sunk
Dial Style Arabic
Dial Signing Name d.B. Bancroft
Dial Details Dial is marked with Detroit jeweler D.B. Bancroft. The Hamilton ledgers show the movement as being sold to Bancroft on November 22, 1897.
Movement Markings "17 Jewels, ser. no., Adjusted, Safety Pinion" stamped on train plate. "D.B. Bancroft, Detriot, Mich." stamped on the barrel bridge.

938 ser. no. 13561 was ordered from Hamilton as a "private label" watch. That is Hamilton would custom print the dial and the barrel bridge would be hand engraved with the name and city of the jeweler or company for an additional charge.
13561 went to the finishing dept. Feb 7, 1896 and was sold to Bancroft Nov. 22, 1897.
Contributed to the database by Mobilaero on October 13, 2019.
This collection record was most recently edited on August 16, 2023.