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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 941

Manufacturer: Hamilton
Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Movement Serial Number: 241961
Grade: 941
Model: 2
To Finishing Dept: Mar 19, 1904
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 26,702
Size: 18s
Jewels: 21j
Jewel Material: Ruby
Jewel Setting: Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Finish Pattern: Damaskeened
Movement Inlay Color: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Regulator: Goldthwait
Hairspring: Breguet
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
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Verifications & Observations

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  • June 3, 2019:
    Serial Number 241255 was reported as accurate
  • June 21, 2018:
    Serial Number 241649 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: I noticed this is listed as a railroad grade but
    it's a hunter case movement. Am I wrong in
    thinking all railroad grade watcher were OF?
    Curator Response: Thanks for the report. Prior to the adoption of standards c.1906-1908, many railroads did not require an openface configuration to be accepted into service.
  • June 21, 2018:
    Serial Number 241649 was reported as accurate
  • May 28, 2018:
    Serial Number 241389 was reported as accurate
  • December 10, 2017:
    Serial Number 241496 was reported as accurate
  • August 15, 2017:
    Serial Number 241589 was reported as accurate
  • June 9, 2017:
    Serial Number 241892 was reported as accurate
  • February 25, 2017:
    Serial Number 241389 was reported as accurate
  • September 12, 2016:
    Serial Number 241178 was reported as accurate
  • April 8, 2015:
    Serial Number 241326 was reported as accurate
  • May 28, 2014:
    Serial Number 241519 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • March 30, 2014:
    Serial Number 241560 was reported as accurate
  • April 14, 2013:
    Serial Number 241262 was reported as accurate
  • April 11, 2013:
    Serial Number 241104 was reported as accurate
  • April 1, 2013:
    Serial Number 241550 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Full Plate; NOT Railroad Grade due to Hunter Style
    Case
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Plate changed from Unknown to Full
  • January 27, 2013:
    Serial Number 241318 was reported as accurate
  • May 1, 2012:
    Serial Number 241763 was reported as accurate
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