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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Hamilton Grade 956 Pocket Watch

Grade: 956

Manufacturer: Hamilton
Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Movement Serial Number: 1170373
Grade: 956
Model: 2
To Finishing Dept: Oct 5, 1915
Run Quantity: 4,000
Total Production: 51,300
Size: 16s
Jewels: 17j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Going
Regulator: Reed
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: No
Railroad Grade: No
Dial Feet Locations: 22.3, 38.0, 57.1
Hamilton 16s Dial Feet Research
Data Research: 1953 Hamilton Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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Verification Serial Map
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  • August 17, 2019:
    Serial Number 1172223 was reported as accurate
  • February 6, 2019:
    Serial Number 1172535 was reported as accurate
  • February 1, 2019:
    Serial Number 1171998 was reported as accurate
  • January 5, 2019:
    Serial Number 1172599 was reported as accurate
  • November 7, 2018:
    Serial Number 1171082 was reported as accurate
  • October 30, 2018:
    Serial Number 1173607 was reported as accurate
  • March 6, 2018:
    Serial Number 1173048 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • March 2, 2018:
    Serial Number 1170157 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • March 2, 2018:
    Serial Number 1170157 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • February 22, 2018:
    Serial Number 1171975 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • November 6, 2017:
    Serial Number 1172264 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • August 16, 2017:
    Serial Number 1171256 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • August 8, 2017:
    Serial Number 1172729 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • December 14, 2016:
    Serial Number 1170964 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • September 10, 2016:
    Serial Number 1173278 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • August 22, 2016:
    Serial Number 1173431 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • July 31, 2016:
    Serial Number 1170946 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • July 21, 2016:
    Serial Number 1172004 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • January 11, 2016:
    Serial Number 1171698 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • December 14, 2015:
    Serial Number 1170251 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • October 3, 2015:
    Serial Number 1171545 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • October 3, 2015:
    Serial Number 1171545 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • October 2, 2015:
    Serial Number 1170236 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • July 26, 2015:
    Serial Number 1171742 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • July 12, 2015:
    Serial Number 1173723 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • July 9, 2015:
    Serial Number 1170220 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • July 7, 2015:
    Serial Number 1173723 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • July 7, 2015:
    Serial Number 1173723 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • June 16, 2015:
    Serial Number 1170236 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • June 14, 2015:
    Serial Number 1173607 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • April 9, 2015:
    Serial Number 1173607 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • December 15, 2014:
    Serial Number 1172700 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • November 19, 2014:
    Serial Number 1173689 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • September 28, 2014:
    Serial Number 1171857 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • September 27, 2014:
    Serial Number 1171857 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • September 27, 2014:
    Serial Number 1171857 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • May 3, 2014:
    Serial Number 1170373 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • January 7, 2014:
    Serial Number 1170220 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • December 21, 2013:
    Serial Number 1170373 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • November 11, 2013:
    Serial Number 1172162 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • September 17, 2013:
    Serial Number 1172563 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • May 4, 2013:
    Serial Number 1172228 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • April 30, 2013:
    Serial Number 1171834 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • April 8, 2013:
    Serial Number 1173089 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • March 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 1173960 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • October 22, 2012:
    Serial Number 1171085 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • September 19, 2012:
    Serial Number 1173661 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
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Hamilton Grade 956 Pocket Watch