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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 974 Special

Manufacturer: Hamilton
Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Movement Serial Number: 2537403
Grade: 974 Special
Model: 2
To Finishing Dept: May 2, 1929
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 22,523
Size: 16s
Jewels: 17j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: Going
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 3
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

2537001
Verification Serial Map
2538000
  • August 13, 2019:
    Serial Number 2537267 was reported as accurate
  • March 16, 2018:
    Serial Number 2537492 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • December 4, 2017:
    Serial Number 2537785 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • November 29, 2017:
    Serial Number 2537758 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • September 27, 2017:
    Serial Number 2537009 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • June 7, 2017:
    Serial Number 2537535 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • April 28, 2017:
    Serial Number 2537812 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • April 28, 2017:
    Serial Number 2537812 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • March 10, 2017:
    Serial Number 2537255 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • January 23, 2017:
    Serial Number 2537785 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • January 6, 2017:
    Serial Number 2537700 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • February 12, 2016:
    Serial Number 2537297 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • March 17, 2015:
    Serial Number 2537109 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • January 8, 2015:
    Serial Number 2537403 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • December 5, 2014:
    Serial Number 2537274 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Mine's a marked 974 Special pendant set adjusted 3
    positions. Cheers. duffy l.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 974 to 974 Special
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • July 10, 2014:
    Serial Number 2537402 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 974 to 974 Special
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • June 18, 2014:
    Serial Number 2537336 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 974 to 974 Special
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • December 7, 2013:
    Serial Number 2537282 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Watch was described on e-bay as a 974 special by
    cushion case
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 974 to 974 Special
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • March 28, 2013:
    Serial Number 2537001 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 974 Special
    Double Roller
    Adjusted 3 positions
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 974 to 974 Special
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • March 28, 2013:
    Serial Number 2537480 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 974 to 974 Special
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • January 17, 2013:
    Serial Number 2537401 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 974 to 974 Special
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
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