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The Pocket Watch Database has compiled data covering the major American pocket watch manufacturers and created an easy way to find information using the serial number on the watch movement. Here are a few tips to find information 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: 940

Manufacturer: Hamilton
Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Movement Serial Number: 984269
Grade: 940
Model: 1
To Finishing Dept: Jan 21, 1914
Run Quantity: 2,000
Total Production: 210,596
Size: 18s
Jewels: 21j
Jewel Material: Ruby
Jewel Setting: Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Finish Pattern: Damaskeened
Movement Inlay Color: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: Motor
Regulator: Goldthwait
Hairspring: Breguet
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: 2.6, 18.0, 38.2
U.S. Patents: 832672, 427072
Data Research: 1953 Hamilton Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

984001
Verification Serial Map
986000
  • March 30, 2020:
    Serial Number 985321 was reported as accurate
  • November 13, 2019:
    Serial Number 984882 was reported as accurate
  • April 16, 2019:
    Serial Number 984135 was reported as accurate
  • January 16, 2018:
    Serial Number 984473 was reported as accurate
  • November 22, 2017:
    Serial Number 984269 was reported as accurate
  • January 3, 2016:
    Serial Number 985026 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Double Roller changed from No to Yes
  • October 15, 2015:
    Serial Number 984437 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Double Roller changed from No to Yes
  • November 13, 2014:
    Serial Number 984555 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Double Roller changed from No to Yes
  • March 30, 2014:
    Serial Number 984421 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Double Roller changed from No to Yes
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