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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: 796286
Grade: 992
Model: 1
To Finishing Dept: Dec 10, 1910
Run Quantity: 1,400
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
Double Roller: Yes
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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  • May 16, 2019:
    Serial Number 795104 was reported as accurate
  • May 14, 2019:
    Serial Number 795104 was reported as accurate
  • December 23, 2018:
    Serial Number 795448 was reported as accurate
  • October 2, 2018:
    Serial Number 796160 was reported as accurate
  • July 13, 2016:
    Serial Number 795381 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from ? to Yes
  • December 30, 2014:
    Serial Number 795678 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from ? to Yes
  • December 30, 2014:
    Serial Number 795678 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from ? to Yes
  • December 20, 2014:
    Serial Number 796286 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from ? to Yes
  • May 21, 2013:
    Serial Number 796283 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from No to Yes
    Double Roller changed from No to Yes
  • March 17, 2013:
    Serial Number 796236 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 18 to 1
    Double Roller changed from No to Yes
  • November 26, 2012:
    Serial Number 795412 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 18 to 1
    Double Roller changed from No to Yes
  • April 27, 2012:
    Serial Number 795412 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 18 to 1
    Double Roller changed from No to Yes
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