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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 924

Private Label(s) in Run: S.M. Slader - Janesville, Minn.

Manufacturer: Hamilton
Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Movement Serial Number: 120529
Grade: 924
Model: 1
To Finishing Dept: Feb 16, 1900
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 141,275
Size: 18s
Jewels: 17j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Regulator: Goldthwait
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Data Research: 1953 Hamilton Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

Verification Serial Map
  • July 14, 2019:
    Serial Number 120797 was reported as accurate
  • April 29, 2017:
    Serial Number 120214 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: private label s.m.slader Janesville,minn on mvt
  • February 9, 2017:
    Serial Number 120602 was reported as accurate
  • October 27, 2016:
    Serial Number 120115 was reported as accurate
  • December 28, 2015:
    Serial Number 120296 was reported as accurate
  • November 15, 2015:
    Serial Number 120340 was reported as accurate
  • February 24, 2015:
    Serial Number 120529 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Add Note: Serial #120529
    Private Label
    A Bloedel on the dial and movement
  • February 8, 2015:
    Serial Number 120529 was reported as accurate
  • August 24, 2014:
    Serial Number 120660 was reported as accurate
  • July 27, 2014:
    Serial Number 120017 was reported as accurate
  • January 28, 2014:
    Serial Number 120433 was reported as accurate
  • March 21, 2013:
    Serial Number 120593 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 0 to 1
    Adjusted changed from Yes to No