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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 996

Manufacturer: Hamilton
Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Movement Serial Number: 1526317
Grade: 996
Model: 2
To Finishing Dept: Nov 10, 1923
Run Quantity: 2,000
Total Production: 23,500
Size: 16s
Jewels: 19j
Jewel Material: Ruby & Sapphire
Jewel Setting: Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Motor
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

1525001
Verification Serial Map
1527000
  • August 18, 2019:
    Serial Number 1526374 was reported as accurate
  • April 25, 2019:
    Serial Number 1526048 was reported as accurate
  • January 24, 2019:
    Serial Number 1526697 was reported as accurate
  • December 8, 2018:
    Serial Number 1525075 was reported as accurate
  • November 30, 2018:
    Serial Number 1525819 was reported as accurate
  • October 18, 2018:
    Serial Number 1525825 was reported as accurate
  • July 8, 2018:
    Serial Number 1526133 was reported as accurate
  • April 17, 2018:
    Serial Number 1526121 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • April 15, 2018:
    Serial Number 1526091 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • April 1, 2018:
    Serial Number 1526161 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • January 25, 2018:
    Serial Number 1525718 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • January 21, 2018:
    Serial Number 1525718 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • January 18, 2018:
    Serial Number 1525708 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • January 18, 2018:
    Serial Number 1525708 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • January 16, 2018:
    Serial Number 1525456 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • November 6, 2017:
    Serial Number 1526120 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • June 14, 2017:
    Serial Number 1526851 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • March 9, 2017:
    Serial Number 1525168 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • February 26, 2017:
    Serial Number 1525481 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • October 18, 2016:
    Serial Number 1525168 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • August 22, 2016:
    Serial Number 1526602 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • June 23, 2016:
    Serial Number 1525984 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • April 8, 2016:
    Serial Number 1525168 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • November 9, 2015:
    Serial Number 1525432 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • August 11, 2015:
    Serial Number 1526886 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • August 3, 2015:
    Serial Number 1526886 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • January 1, 2015:
    Serial Number 1525156 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • September 19, 2014:
    Serial Number 1526746 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • July 21, 2014:
    Serial Number 1525472 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • April 25, 2014:
    Serial Number 1525713 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
  • April 25, 2014:
    Serial Number 1525713 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • January 11, 2014:
    Serial Number 1525107 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • January 6, 2014:
    Serial Number 1526418 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • January 4, 2014:
    Serial Number 1525004 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • December 21, 2013:
    Serial Number 1526205 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: grade on watch is 966 production year should be
    around 1915
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • December 21, 2013:
    Serial Number 1526205 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • November 16, 2013:
    Serial Number 1526988 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • November 6, 2013:
    Serial Number 1526988 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • June 17, 2013:
    Serial Number 1526493 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • February 1, 2013:
    Serial Number 1525373 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • February 1, 2013:
    Serial Number 1525373 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • January 1, 2013:
    Serial Number 1525419 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • December 20, 2012:
    Serial Number 1525419 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • September 17, 2012:
    Serial Number 1525965 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • June 19, 2012:
    Serial Number 1526985 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: This 996 has a motor barrel as do all 19 Jewel
    996s.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
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