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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: 2566205
Grade: 974 Special
Model: 2
Estimated Production Year: 1937
Run Quantity: 700
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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Verifications & Observations

2566001
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2566700
  • August 25, 2019:
    Serial Number 2566616 was reported as accurate
  • June 12, 2019:
    Serial Number 2566423 was reported as accurate
  • March 5, 2019:
    Serial Number 2566318 was reported as accurate
  • April 6, 2018:
    Serial Number 2566554 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • December 8, 2017:
    Serial Number 2566318 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • June 5, 2016:
    Serial Number 2566205 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • October 11, 2014:
    Serial Number 2566057 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • May 16, 2014:
    Serial Number 2566106 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Actually all correct but this one's also a "974
    Special." Cheers. duffy l.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 974 to 974 Special
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • May 14, 2013:
    Serial Number 2566596 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 974 to 974 Special
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • March 19, 2013:
    Serial Number 2566320 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 974 SPECIAL
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 974 to 974 Special
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • December 7, 2012:
    Serial Number 2566292 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 974 to 974 Special
    Factory Model changed from 1 to 2
  • May 30, 2012:
    Serial Number 2566374 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: The movement is a 974 SPECIAL in a Hamilton signed
    case.Another data base listed the movement as a
    1935 and this site says 1937 which may be
    correct.This is a nice site and I'm glad it's
    here. Thanks JD
    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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