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From the American Horology Archive:
Hamilton Grade 932 Pocket Watch

Hamilton Watch Co.

Grade: 932

Private Label(s) in Run:

Carl W. Anderson & Co. - Manchester, N.H.
Carl Rivinius - Ebensburg Pa.

What is a Private Label?
Manufacturer: Hamilton
Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Movement Serial Number: 344
Grade: 932
Model: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1894
Run Quantity: 340
Grade/Model Run: 2 of 4
Grade/Model Total Production: 600
Size: 18s
Jewels: 16j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Temperature: No
Railroad Grade: No
Dial Feet Locations: 2.6, 18.0, 38.2
Case: Various
Run ID: 4.932G2.18S4.181M4.O4.L4.16J2
Data Research: 1953 Hamilton Serial List
Database Version: v52.304
Advanced Metrics
PWDB Absolute Rarity Index:
Scoped for Grade/Size/Model/Configuration
1.80
PWDB Relative Rarity Index:
Rarity within Manufacturer - Scoped for Grade/Size/Model/Configuration
0.79
Share of Production:
Share within Manufacturer - Scoped for Grade/Size/Model/Configuration
0.006%
Registry Population: 19 (5.59%)
Research Note: #191: Private Label Marked "Carl W. Anderson & Co. Manchester, N.H." [NAWCC]

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Verification Reports for this Run

The following reports have been graciously submitted by dedicated members in reference to this production run. These reports are useful to verify data and track inaccuracies that require further research. Please note that reports may contain inaccurate information or assumptions that must be dilligently considered with other available sources.


Anonymous · March 5, 2024

Serial Number 150 was reported as accurate.

cjbrem Supporter 554 · December 7, 2023

Serial Number 364 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · January 9, 2023

Serial Number 393 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · May 11, 2022

Serial Number 67 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · March 21, 2022

Serial Number 345 was reported as accurate.

TimeAntiquarian Founder Research Expert Historian Top Contributor Supporter 171 · July 1, 2021

Serial Number 267 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · June 1, 2021

Serial Number 365 was reported as accurate.

Vanna20593 1 · July 18, 2020

Serial Number 92 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: My watch is marked 17 jewels
Curator Response: Thanks for the report. If possible, please upload an image of the movement to your collection for further evaluation and documentation.

Anonymous · May 10, 2020

Serial Number 385 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · November 15, 2019

Serial Number 137 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · August 16, 2019

Serial Number 277 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · August 14, 2019

Serial Number 119 was reported as accurate.

Gimparoo Supporter 703 · July 31, 2019

Serial Number 111 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · July 7, 2019

Serial Number 232 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · July 7, 2019

Serial Number 232 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Hamilton 7 Jewel 18 size sn 232
Curator Response: Thanks for the report. If possible, please upload an image of the movement to your collection for further evaluation and documentation.

Anonymous · November 3, 2018

Serial Number 157 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · October 30, 2018

Serial Number 157 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · October 29, 2018

Serial Number 157 was reported as accurate.

Mobilaero Top Contributor Supporter 294 · July 28, 2018

Serial Number 344 was reported as accurate.

Gimparoo Supporter 703 · April 11, 2018

Serial Number 110 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · February 25, 2017

Serial Number 399 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · February 15, 2017

Serial Number 301 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · January 20, 2017

Serial Number 344 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · October 17, 2016

Serial Number 277 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · January 11, 2016

Serial Number 243 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · January 2, 2016

Serial Number 191 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · November 2, 2015

Serial Number 204 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: 17j - not 16j
Curator Response: Hamilton records indicate grade 932 as containing 16 jewels.

Anonymous · November 2, 2015

Serial Number 163 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · November 2, 2015

Serial Number 76 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · November 2, 2015

Serial Number 171 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · January 15, 2015

Serial Number 322 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · January 15, 2015

Serial Number 322 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: grade 936 17 jewels

fordcasa Top Contributor Supporter 437 · May 11, 2014

Serial Number 390 was reported as accurate.

fordcasa Top Contributor Supporter 437 · May 11, 2014

Serial Number 128 was reported as accurate.

fordcasa Top Contributor Supporter 437 · May 11, 2014

Serial Number 119 was reported as accurate.

Lpaterson 2 · April 1, 2014

Serial Number 109 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · March 25, 2014

Serial Number 245 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · August 1, 2013

Serial Number 80 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · July 25, 2013

Serial Number 217 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · July 22, 2013

Serial Number 364 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.

Anonymous · May 22, 2013

Serial Number 282 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · September 24, 2012

Serial Number 75 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: 17 jewels

Anonymous · July 30, 2012

Serial Number 344 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · July 18, 2012

Serial Number 301 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: 17 jewel not 16
Changes since this report was submitted:
Plate changed from Unknown to Full
Hamilton Grade 932 Pocket Watch