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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Hamilton Grade 974 Pocket Watch
Hamilton Grade 974 Pocket Watch

Grade: 974

Manufacturer: Hamilton
Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Movement Serial Number: 718376
Grade: 974
Model: 1
Class: 5
To Finishing Dept: Apr 24, 1908
Run Quantity: 3,500
Total Production: 114,784
Size: 16s
Jewels: 17j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Regulator: Reed
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: No
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: No
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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Verification Serial Map
721500
  • November 25, 2019:
    Serial Number 719115 was reported as accurate
  • September 18, 2019:
    Serial Number 720685 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: SN 720685 is a lever set watch
  • November 14, 2018:
    Serial Number 718834 was reported as accurate
  • October 29, 2018:
    Serial Number 720584 was reported as accurate
  • September 21, 2018:
    Serial Number 719182 was reported as accurate
  • March 26, 2018:
    Serial Number 719152 was reported as accurate
  • February 20, 2018:
    Serial Number 719760 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: not lever set.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
  • July 16, 2017:
    Serial Number 719267 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: This particular 974 is stem set, not lever set on
    this particular example. I do have another 974
    which IS lever set I'll add when I find it again.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
  • June 11, 2017:
    Serial Number 719848 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
  • December 26, 2016:
    Serial Number 718452 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
  • December 3, 2016:
    Serial Number 720122 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
  • November 23, 2016:
    Serial Number 721364 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
  • August 17, 2016:
    Serial Number 721216 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • August 2, 2016:
    Serial Number 719182 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • July 7, 2016:
    Serial Number 720885 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • June 7, 2016:
    Serial Number 719439 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Pendant set.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • May 15, 2016:
    Serial Number 719312 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • January 13, 2016:
    Serial Number 720812 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: This watch is a lever set.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from ? to No
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • November 28, 2015:
    Serial Number 721492 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from ? to No
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • July 13, 2015:
    Serial Number 719827 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from ? to No
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • March 15, 2015:
    Serial Number 721268 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from ? to No
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • February 22, 2015:
    Serial Number 719283 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from ? to No
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • November 17, 2014:
    Serial Number 718572 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from ? to No
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • October 17, 2014:
    Serial Number 721378 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from ? to No
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • October 5, 2014:
    Serial Number 721378 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from ? to No
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • September 19, 2014:
    Serial Number 720101 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from ? to No
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • July 26, 2014:
    Serial Number 721057 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from ? to No
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • May 2, 2014:
    Serial Number 721407 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from ? to No
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • March 14, 2014:
    Serial Number 719582 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from ? to No
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • February 22, 2014:
    Serial Number 720034 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from ? to No
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • February 12, 2014:
    Serial Number 720324 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from ? to No
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • June 13, 2013:
    Serial Number 718742 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • April 21, 2013:
    Serial Number 718658 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • February 24, 2013:
    Serial Number 720714 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • February 16, 2013:
    Serial Number 720958 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • February 16, 2013:
    Serial Number 720714 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • February 8, 2013:
    Serial Number 718143 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • February 1, 2013:
    Serial Number 718143 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • November 1, 2012:
    Serial Number 720998 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • June 30, 2012:
    Serial Number 718626 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
  • May 29, 2012:
    Serial Number 719340 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Pendant
    Double Roller changed from Yes to No
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Hamilton Grade 974 Pocket Watch
Hamilton Grade 974 Pocket Watch