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Hamilton 974
Serial #1590831

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Manufacturer Hamilton
Grade 974
Serial Number 1590831
Size 16s
Model 2
Jewel Count 17j
Setting Lever
Finish Nickel
Case Material Goldfilled
Case Manufacturer Keystone Watch Case Co.
Case Serial # 9256809
Case Details
Dial Material Glass Enamel
Dial Type Single-Sunk
Dial Style Arabic
Dial Signing Name Hamilton
Dial Details The watch was purchased as "movement only"; no dial or hands. The Hamilton double sunk dial came from my spares. The hands are mismatched, but were all I could find among my collection of many 16s spares that fit.
Movement Markings "Hamilton Watch Co., Lancaster, Pa. 17 Jewels", and "THOR"
stamped on the train bridge. Serial no. is stamped on the barrel bridge, and "Adjusted" is stamped on balance cock.
The regulator parts, case screws, plate screws, winding, and barrel screws, and jewel cup screws are all gold gilt.

According to Hamilton V.P. Lowell Halligan's notes on the 974, 350 974 gilt trimmed movements with "THOR" stamped on the barrel bridge were produced for the jeweler L. Manheimer of New York in lots of 10, 50, or 100 movements.

300 were pendant set and 50 were lever set.
Contributed to the database by Mobilaero on May 20, 2021.
This collection record was most recently edited on October 28, 2022.