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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: 1519180
Grade: 992
Model: 2
To Finishing Dept: Mar 26, 1920
Run Quantity: 3,000
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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Verification Serial Map
1520000
  • January 23, 2020:
    Serial Number 1519920 was reported as accurate
  • December 13, 2019:
    Serial Number 1518787 was reported as accurate
  • November 20, 2019:
    Serial Number 1517083 was reported as accurate
  • January 29, 2019:
    Serial Number 1519180 was reported as accurate
  • November 24, 2018:
    Serial Number 1518180 was reported as accurate
  • October 23, 2018:
    Serial Number 1517905 was reported as accurate
  • May 12, 2018:
    Serial Number 1518825 was reported as accurate
  • March 4, 2018:
    Serial Number 1517877 was reported as accurate
  • April 29, 2017:
    Serial Number 1517127 was reported as accurate
  • December 20, 2016:
    Serial Number 1517150 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • November 16, 2016:
    Serial Number 1519366 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • October 14, 2016:
    Serial Number 1518245 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • August 2, 2016:
    Serial Number 1517119 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • April 20, 2016:
    Serial Number 1517807 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • March 17, 2016:
    Serial Number 1517357 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • January 30, 2016:
    Serial Number 1517079 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • December 31, 2015:
    Serial Number 1518722 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • July 29, 2015:
    Serial Number 1518689 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • July 15, 2015:
    Serial Number 1517757 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • March 18, 2015:
    Serial Number 1518948 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • February 16, 2015:
    Serial Number 1519409 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • October 31, 2014:
    Serial Number 1518325 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • March 30, 2014:
    Serial Number 1517407 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • December 14, 2013:
    Serial Number 1519808 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • November 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 1519801 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • May 11, 2013:
    Serial Number 1518290 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 19, 2013:
    Serial Number 1517557 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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