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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: 868379
Grade: 992
Model: 1
To Finishing Dept: Feb 27, 1912
Run Quantity: 1,000
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

868001
Verification Serial Map
869000
  • January 22, 2019:
    Serial Number 868792 was reported as accurate
  • December 26, 2016:
    Serial Number 868441 was reported as accurate
  • December 20, 2016:
    Serial Number 868441 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Total production of the Hamilton 992 1st model =
    106,000
    Railroad Grade = YES
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from ? to Yes
  • April 12, 2016:
    Serial Number 868899 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from ? to Yes
  • April 11, 2016:
    Serial Number 868899 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from ? to Yes
  • May 28, 2015:
    Serial Number 868232 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from ? to Yes
  • December 21, 2013:
    Serial Number 868313 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from ? to Yes
  • December 5, 2013:
    Serial Number 868012 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from ? to Yes
  • November 23, 2013:
    Serial Number 868864 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from ? to Yes
  • November 23, 2013:
    Serial Number 868864 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from ? to Yes
  • November 18, 2013:
    Serial Number 868490 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Railroad Grade changed from ? to Yes
  • February 23, 2013:
    Serial Number 868296 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 18 to 1
    Double Roller changed from No to Yes
  • October 27, 2012:
    Serial Number 868852 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 18 to 1
    Double Roller changed from No to Yes
  • September 25, 2012:
    Serial Number 868333 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Factory Model changed from 18 to 1
    Double Roller changed from No to Yes
  • September 20, 2012:
    Serial Number 868333 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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