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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: 2543327
Grade: 974 Special
Model: 2
Estimated Production Year: 1931
Run Quantity: 2,000
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

2543001
Verification Serial Map
2545000
  • September 11, 2019:
    Serial Number 2544848 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: movement setting: pendant
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
  • August 27, 2019:
    Serial Number 2544848 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
  • May 19, 2019:
    Serial Number 2544242 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
  • February 14, 2019:
    Serial Number 2543048 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
  • December 7, 2018:
    Serial Number 2544503 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
  • November 20, 2018:
    Serial Number 2543678 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
  • October 16, 2018:
    Serial Number 2544508 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
  • March 7, 2018:
    Serial Number 2543124 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
  • October 30, 2017:
    Serial Number 2543603 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • August 27, 2017:
    Serial Number 2544487 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • June 9, 2017:
    Serial Number 2543984 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • March 17, 2017:
    Serial Number 2543740 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • December 6, 2016:
    Serial Number 2543230 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • November 14, 2016:
    Serial Number 2544624 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • October 14, 2016:
    Serial Number 2544680 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • September 13, 2016:
    Serial Number 2544536 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • August 17, 2016:
    Serial Number 2544646 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • August 15, 2016:
    Serial Number 2544646 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • August 11, 2016:
    Serial Number 2544646 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • July 18, 2016:
    Serial Number 2544877 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • August 29, 2015:
    Serial Number 2543757 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • July 1, 2015:
    Serial Number 2544627 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • July 1, 2015:
    Serial Number 2543837 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Lever Set not Pendant Set
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • April 28, 2015:
    Serial Number 2544508 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • December 3, 2014:
    Serial Number 2544693 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • August 13, 2014:
    Serial Number 2543006 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • September 19, 2013:
    Serial Number 2543834 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Marked 974 Special
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • June 29, 2013:
    Serial Number 2543882 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • June 26, 2013:
    Serial Number 2544683 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • February 8, 2013:
    Serial Number 2543828 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • February 4, 2013:
    Serial Number 2543860 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • February 3, 2013:
    Serial Number 2544626 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: signed 974 special
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 974 to 974 Special
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • January 4, 2013:
    Serial Number 2544626 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: signed 974 special, adjusted to 3 positions,
    double roller.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 974 to 974 Special
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
    Adjusted # Positions changed from Unknown to 3
  • August 18, 2012:
    Serial Number 2544792 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: all observations correct, but includes 974 special
    and double roller inscriptions, adjusted to three
    positions so non RR grade
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 974 to 974 Special
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
  • July 5, 2012:
    Serial Number 2543879 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: the movement is a lever set 3/4 plate adjusted to
    3 positions it is also marked 974 SPECIAL this is
    a railroad grade watch
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 974 to 974 Special
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
  • July 5, 2012:
    Serial Number 2543879 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: the movement is engraved "974 SPECIAL"
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 974 to 974 Special
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
  • July 2, 2012:
    Serial Number 2543879 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: the grade is engraved on the movement as a "974
    special"
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 974 to 974 Special
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
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