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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: 1694582
Grade: 956
Model: 2
To Finishing Dept: Sep 19, 1922
Run Quantity: 3,000
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

1693001
Verification Serial Map
1696000
  • March 5, 2019:
    Serial Number 1693013 was reported as accurate
  • February 14, 2019:
    Serial Number 1695052 was reported as accurate
  • September 28, 2018:
    Serial Number 1693233 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • September 20, 2018:
    Serial Number 1695500 was reported as accurate
  • August 11, 2018:
    Serial Number 1693609 was reported as accurate
  • June 13, 2018:
    Serial Number 1694953 was reported as accurate
  • March 28, 2018:
    Serial Number 1694235 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • March 14, 2018:
    Serial Number 1693046 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • August 23, 2017:
    Serial Number 1694298 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • November 12, 2016:
    Serial Number 1694582 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • September 9, 2016:
    Serial Number 1694161 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • April 16, 2016:
    Serial Number 1694134 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • February 10, 2016:
    Serial Number 1694622 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • January 12, 2016:
    Serial Number 1693809 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • October 18, 2015:
    Serial Number 1695958 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • September 21, 2015:
    Serial Number 1694107 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • September 10, 2015:
    Serial Number 1694107 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • August 26, 2015:
    Serial Number 1694004 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • March 25, 2015:
    Serial Number 1695858 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
  • February 19, 2015:
    Serial Number 1695633 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • December 20, 2014:
    Serial Number 1694458 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • October 29, 2014:
    Serial Number 1694523 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • October 29, 2014:
    Serial Number 1695423 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
  • October 29, 2014:
    Serial Number 1695824 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • October 29, 2014:
    Serial Number 1694352 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • October 25, 2014:
    Serial Number 1695423 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • September 8, 2014:
    Serial Number 1695786 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • August 18, 2014:
    Serial Number 1695604 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • March 31, 2014:
    Serial Number 1695604 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • January 24, 2014:
    Serial Number 1695488 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • June 11, 2013:
    Serial Number 1695044 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • June 1, 2013:
    Serial Number 1694310 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • April 1, 2013:
    Serial Number 1693663 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • March 19, 2013:
    Serial Number 1694914 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • December 6, 2012:
    Serial Number 1694617 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
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