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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 926

Manufacturer: Hamilton
Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Movement Serial Number: 282636
Grade: 926
Model: 1
To Finishing Dept: Sep 29, 1903
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 83,406
Size: 18s
Jewels: 17j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Regulator: Goldthwait
Hairspring: Breguet
Standard Dial Type: Single-Sunk
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: No
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
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Verifications & Observations

282001
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283000
  • June 30, 2018:
    Serial Number 282144 was reported as accurate
  • October 29, 2017:
    Serial Number 282663 was reported as accurate
  • September 22, 2017:
    Serial Number 282887 was reported as accurate
  • December 24, 2016:
    Serial Number 282028 was reported as accurate
  • November 21, 2015:
    Serial Number 282636 was reported as accurate
  • November 1, 2014:
    Serial Number 282332 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: I agree with another, the 926 when made was
    considered railroad grade.

    http://collectionoftimes.com/index.php?act=viewDo
    c&docId=5
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from No to Yes
  • November 1, 2014:
    Serial Number 282332 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from No to Yes
  • November 1, 2014:
    Serial Number 282332 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from No to Yes
  • September 29, 2014:
    Serial Number 282269 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from No to Yes
  • July 21, 2014:
    Serial Number 282028 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from No to Yes
  • July 21, 2014:
    Serial Number 282028 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from No to Yes
  • December 4, 2013:
    Serial Number 282269 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Railroad grade: Yes
    Grade 926, 18s, 17j are Railroad grade
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from No to Yes
  • October 25, 2013:
    Serial Number 282805 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from No to Yes
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