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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 936

Private Label(s) in Run: J.W. Grant - Saginaw Special

Manufacturer: Hamilton
Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Movement Serial Number: 154492
Grade: 936
Model: 1
Class: 2
To Finishing Dept: May 25, 1901
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 23,507
Size: 18s
Jewels: 17j
Jewel Setting: Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Regulator: Goldthwait
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: 2.6, 18.0, 38.2
U.S. Patents: 832672, 427072
Data Research: 1953 Hamilton Serial List
Research Note: #154917 Private Label D/M: J.W. Grant - Special - Saginaw
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Verifications & Observations

154001
Verification Serial Map
155000
  • November 13, 2018:
    Serial Number 154244 was reported as accurate
  • November 10, 2018:
    Serial Number 154655 was reported as accurate
  • October 14, 2018:
    Serial Number 154655 was reported as accurate
  • February 13, 2018:
    Serial Number 154658 was reported as accurate
  • February 13, 2018:
    Serial Number 154658 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • June 26, 2017:
    Serial Number 154566 was reported as accurate
  • June 23, 2017:
    Serial Number 154483 was reported as accurate
  • May 29, 2017:
    Serial Number 154599 was reported as accurate
  • April 1, 2017:
    Serial Number 154831 was reported as accurate
  • March 31, 2017:
    Serial Number 154831 was reported as accurate
  • November 27, 2016:
    Serial Number 154771 was reported as accurate
  • August 25, 2016:
    Serial Number 154088 was reported as accurate
  • August 25, 2016:
    Serial Number 154088 was reported as accurate
  • August 23, 2016:
    Serial Number 154088 was reported as accurate
  • August 23, 2016:
    Serial Number 154088 was reported as accurate
  • February 20, 2016:
    Serial Number 154351 was reported as accurate
  • November 9, 2015:
    Serial Number 154483 was reported as accurate
  • October 20, 2015:
    Serial Number 154170 was reported as accurate
  • July 19, 2015:
    Serial Number 154848 was reported as accurate
  • February 1, 2015:
    Serial Number 154483 was reported as accurate
  • January 31, 2015:
    Serial Number 154483 was reported as accurate
  • September 11, 2014:
    Serial Number 154167 was reported as accurate
  • June 22, 2014:
    Serial Number 154446 was reported as accurate
  • September 22, 2013:
    Serial Number 154429 was reported as accurate
  • July 28, 2013:
    Serial Number 154951 was reported as accurate
  • July 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 154492 was reported as accurate
  • April 11, 2013:
    Serial Number 154763 was reported as accurate
  • April 8, 2013:
    Serial Number 154790 was reported as accurate
  • March 21, 2013:
    Serial Number 154790 was reported as accurate
  • January 11, 2013:
    Serial Number 154993 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: plate is full nickel
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from Unknown to Full
  • January 4, 2013:
    Serial Number 154993 was reported as accurate
  • January 4, 2013:
    Serial Number 154993 was reported as accurate
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