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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 992

Manufacturer: Hamilton
Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Movement Serial Number: 328515
Grade: 992
Model: 1
To Finishing Dept: Jul 29, 1904
Run Quantity: 500
Total Production: 98,400
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
Jewel Material: Ruby & Sapphire
Jewel Setting: Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Finish Pattern: 1st Pattern
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Center Wheel Material: Gold
Regulator: Reed
Hairspring: Breguet
Pallet Jewel Material: Sapphire
Standard Dial Type: Double-Sunk
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
Dial Feet Locations: 7.6, 21.8, 38.0, 50.5
Hamilton 16s Dial Feet Research
Data Research: 1953 Hamilton Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • July 8, 2019:
    Serial Number 328772 was reported as accurate
  • June 22, 2017:
    Serial Number 328771 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Just to add, this one is lever set. Cheers.
    duffy l.
  • February 3, 2017:
    Serial Number 328729 was reported as accurate
  • August 28, 2016:
    Serial Number 328818 was reported as accurate
  • February 4, 2016:
    Serial Number 328612 was reported as accurate
  • April 8, 2015:
    Serial Number 328754 was reported as accurate
  • February 1, 2014:
    Serial Number 328612 was reported as accurate
  • January 31, 2014:
    Serial Number 328692 was reported as accurate
  • December 1, 2013:
    Serial Number 328947 was reported as accurate