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How to Find Info About Your Pocket Watch

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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 970

Manufacturer: Hamilton
Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Movement Serial Number: 78162
Grade: 970
Model: 1
To Finishing Dept: May 8, 1902
Run Quantity: 500
Total Production: 2,700
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
Jewel Material: Ruby & Sapphire
Jewel Setting: Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Regulator: Micrometric
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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Verification Serial Map
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  • August 17, 2019:
    Serial Number 78082 was reported as accurate
  • February 16, 2018:
    Serial Number 78007 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Double Roller changed from No to Yes
  • October 3, 2017:
    Serial Number 78162 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Double Roller changed from No to Yes
  • November 5, 2016:
    Serial Number 78413 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Double Roller changed from No to Yes
  • October 25, 2016:
    Serial Number 78302 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Double Roller changed from No to Yes
  • January 28, 2016:
    Serial Number 78017 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Double Roller changed from No to Yes
  • February 27, 2014:
    Serial Number 78103 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Double Roller changed from No to Yes
  • February 24, 2014:
    Serial Number 78328 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Double Roller changed from No to Yes
  • February 17, 2014:
    Serial Number 78103 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Double Roller changed from No to Yes
  • January 16, 2013:
    Serial Number 78305 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Double Roller changed from No to Yes
    Plate changed from Unknown to 3/4
  • December 7, 2012:
    Serial Number 78187 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Double Roller changed from No to Yes
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