Pocket Watch Database

From the American Horology Archive:
Hamilton Grade 974 Special Pocket Watch Movement

Hamilton Watch Co.

Grade: 974 Special

Manufacturer: Hamilton
Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Movement Serial Number: 2543879
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: Lever
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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billreid 26 · June 19, 2020

Serial Number 2544753 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Lever set. Otherwise accurate info.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever

Anonymous · April 17, 2020

Serial Number 2543482 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever

Anonymous · January 25, 2020

Serial Number 2544356 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever

fourleaf57 10 · September 11, 2019

Serial Number 2544848 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: movement setting: pendant

Anonymous · August 27, 2019

Serial Number 2544848 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · May 19, 2019

Serial Number 2544242 was reported as accurate.

okiejohn 234 · February 14, 2019

Serial Number 2543048 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · December 7, 2018

Serial Number 2544503 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · November 20, 2018

Serial Number 2543678 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · October 16, 2018

Serial Number 2544508 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · March 7, 2018

Serial Number 2543124 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Factory Model changed from 1 to 2

Anonymous · October 30, 2017

Serial Number 2543603 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever

Anonymous · August 27, 2017

Serial Number 2544487 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever

Anonymous · June 9, 2017

Serial Number 2543984 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever

singing3 33 · March 17, 2017

Serial Number 2543740 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever

Anonymous · December 6, 2016

Serial Number 2543230 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever

Anonymous · November 14, 2016

Serial Number 2544624 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever

afterhours 24 · October 14, 2016

Serial Number 2544680 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever

Anonymous · September 13, 2016

Serial Number 2544536 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever

Anonymous · August 17, 2016

Serial Number 2544646 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever

Anonymous · August 15, 2016

Serial Number 2544646 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever

Anonymous · August 11, 2016

Serial Number 2544646 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever

Anonymous · July 18, 2016

Serial Number 2544877 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever

Gimparoo 694 · August 29, 2015

Serial Number 2543757 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever

Anonymous · July 1, 2015

Serial Number 2544627 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever

Anonymous · 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
Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever

Anonymous · April 28, 2015

Serial Number 2544508 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever

Anonymous · December 3, 2014

Serial Number 2544693 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever

Anonymous · August 13, 2014

Serial Number 2543006 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever

Anonymous · 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
Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever

Anonymous · June 29, 2013

Serial Number 2543882 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever

Anonymous · June 26, 2013

Serial Number 2544683 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever

Anonymous · February 8, 2013

Serial Number 2543828 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever

Anonymous · February 4, 2013

Serial Number 2543860 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever

Anonymous · 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
Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever

Anonymous · 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
Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever
Adjusted # Positions changed from Unknown to 3

Anonymous · 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
Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever
Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4

Anonymous · 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
Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever
Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4

Anonymous · 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
Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever
Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4

Anonymous · 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
Movement Setting changed from Pendant to Lever
Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
Hamilton Grade 974 Special Pocket Watch Movement