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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: 974

Manufacturer: Hamilton
Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Movement Serial Number: 1650012
Grade: 974
Model: 2
Class: 5
To Finishing Dept: Nov 15, 1921
Run Quantity: 3,000
Total Production: 315,084
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
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
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
1652000
  • July 26, 2019:
    Serial Number 1650047 was reported as accurate
  • July 24, 2019:
    Serial Number 1650047 was reported as accurate
  • July 21, 2019:
    Serial Number 1650047 was reported as accurate
  • June 8, 2019:
    Serial Number 1649815 was reported as accurate
  • May 16, 2019:
    Serial Number 1649724 was reported as accurate
  • March 15, 2019:
    Serial Number 1651011 was reported as accurate
  • February 22, 2019:
    Serial Number 1650047 was reported as accurate
  • January 31, 2019:
    Serial Number 1651389 was reported as accurate
  • January 31, 2019:
    Serial Number 1650047 was reported as accurate
  • November 5, 2018:
    Serial Number 1649852 was reported as accurate
  • July 13, 2018:
    Serial Number 1649269 was reported as accurate
  • July 13, 2018:
    Serial Number 1649100 was reported as accurate
  • September 21, 2017:
    Serial Number 1651954 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • May 3, 2016:
    Serial Number 1650046 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: According to the number on the plate, this SN
    1650046 belongs to a grade 956.
    Curator Response: Thanks for submitting this information. Please upload a photo so we can take a closer look.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • April 25, 2016:
    Serial Number 1649842 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • February 23, 2016:
    Serial Number 1651245 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • January 27, 2016:
    Serial Number 1649724 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • December 13, 2015:
    Serial Number 1649659 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • May 12, 2015:
    Serial Number 1650795 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • December 13, 2014:
    Serial Number 1650315 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • December 1, 2014:
    Serial Number 1649668 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • October 23, 2014:
    Serial Number 1650517 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • October 20, 2014:
    Serial Number 1650046 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • April 5, 2014:
    Serial Number 1650388 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • October 17, 2013:
    Serial Number 1650701 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • August 6, 2013:
    Serial Number 1650186 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • October 20, 2012:
    Serial Number 1650674 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • October 20, 2012:
    Serial Number 1650674 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • September 15, 2012:
    Serial Number 1649004 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
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