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How to Find Info About Your Pocket Watch

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

Manufacturer: Hamilton
Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Movement Serial Number: 1365521
Grade: 956
Model: 2
To Finishing Dept: Apr 2, 1919
Run Quantity: 800
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
1365800
  • February 17, 2019:
    Serial Number 1365788 was reported as accurate
  • July 1, 2018:
    Serial Number 1365521 was reported as accurate
  • May 14, 2018:
    Serial Number 1365367 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • November 28, 2017:
    Serial Number 1365116 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • November 23, 2017:
    Serial Number 1365116 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • June 22, 2016:
    Serial Number 1365657 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • June 5, 2014:
    Serial Number 1365398 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • May 2, 2014:
    Serial Number 1365108 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • November 17, 2013:
    Serial Number 1365268 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • May 26, 2013:
    Serial Number 1365073 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: this is a hunter movement
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • May 13, 2013:
    Serial Number 1365398 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • May 9, 2013:
    Serial Number 1365398 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • February 3, 2013:
    Serial Number 1365766 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
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