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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 992

Manufacturer: Hamilton
Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Movement Serial Number: 1293606
Grade: 992
Model: 2
To Finishing Dept: Feb 23, 1918
Run Quantity: 5,000
Total Production: 447,200
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
Jewel Material: Ruby & Sapphire
Jewel Setting: Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Finish Pattern: 2nd Pattern (bar)
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: Going
Center Wheel Material: Gold
Regulator: Reed
Hairspring: Breguet
Pallet Jewel Material: Sapphire
Standard Dial Type: Double-Sunk
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
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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  • October 15, 2019:
    Serial Number 1292335 was reported as accurate
  • August 20, 2019:
    Serial Number 1292335 was reported as accurate
  • December 7, 2018:
    Serial Number 1295563 was reported as accurate
  • December 4, 2018:
    Serial Number 1294748 was reported as accurate
  • September 15, 2018:
    Serial Number 1296208 was reported as accurate
  • April 27, 2018:
    Serial Number 1294415 was reported as accurate
  • April 14, 2018:
    Serial Number 1294415 was reported as accurate
  • January 11, 2018:
    Serial Number 1296209 was reported as accurate
  • November 16, 2017:
    Serial Number 1294966 was reported as accurate
  • November 9, 2017:
    Serial Number 1293840 was reported as accurate
  • August 10, 2017:
    Serial Number 1292762 was reported as accurate
  • April 26, 2017:
    Serial Number 1296720 was reported as accurate
  • February 6, 2017:
    Serial Number 1296859 was reported as accurate
  • November 22, 2016:
    Serial Number 1293901 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • November 21, 2016:
    Serial Number 1295292 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • August 10, 2016:
    Serial Number 1294013 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • August 9, 2016:
    Serial Number 1293354 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • August 8, 2016:
    Serial Number 1294376 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • August 6, 2016:
    Serial Number 1293354 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • July 21, 2016:
    Serial Number 1294013 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • June 30, 2016:
    Serial Number 1294663 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • June 25, 2016:
    Serial Number 1295068 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • March 24, 2016:
    Serial Number 1292052 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • February 23, 2016:
    Serial Number 1294380 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • January 9, 2016:
    Serial Number 1296792 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • December 31, 2015:
    Serial Number 1295256 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • December 31, 2015:
    Serial Number 1296168 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • September 19, 2015:
    Serial Number 1293904 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • September 18, 2015:
    Serial Number 1294163 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • August 19, 2015:
    Serial Number 1292134 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • June 27, 2015:
    Serial Number 1294677 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: the particular watch has pendant setting, although
    the case is designed for lever set. owner states
    Hamilton made 6000 of this setting type. I would
    surmise this type setting changes the railroad
    grade
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • April 19, 2015:
    Serial Number 1292577 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • March 31, 2015:
    Serial Number 1292257 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • March 4, 2015:
    Serial Number 1293343 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • February 18, 2015:
    Serial Number 1295689 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • January 2, 2015:
    Serial Number 1293243 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • December 12, 2014:
    Serial Number 1296240 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • March 30, 2014:
    Serial Number 1294813 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • February 24, 2014:
    Serial Number 1296254 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • February 6, 2014:
    Serial Number 1293031 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • February 3, 2014:
    Serial Number 1293031 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • November 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 1293677 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • November 7, 2013:
    Serial Number 1296048 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • May 10, 2013:
    Serial Number 1292764 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 18 to 2
    Double Roller changed from No to Yes
  • March 23, 2013:
    Serial Number 1295405 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 18 to 2
    Double Roller changed from No to Yes
  • January 31, 2013:
    Serial Number 1296171 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 18 to 2
    Double Roller changed from No to Yes
  • November 27, 2012:
    Serial Number 1295069 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 18 to 2
    Double Roller changed from No to Yes
  • October 17, 2012:
    Serial Number 1295251 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 18 to 2
    Double Roller changed from No to Yes
  • August 1, 2012:
    Serial Number 1293944 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 18 to 2
    Double Roller changed from No to Yes
  • June 22, 2012:
    Serial Number 1295378 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 18 to 2
    Double Roller changed from No to Yes
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