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Hamilton Grade Catalog

 Size   Grade   Description   Adjusted   Roller   Jewels   First Year of Production   First Serial Number   Last Serial Number   Date Last Finished   Date Last Sold   Total Produced   Notes 
1892215J, open faceunadjustedsingle151900102001103000190419041,000Grade 922 later assigned certain 12s mvts.
18 92315J, huntingunadjustedsingle1519009500196000190519171,000Grade 923 later assigned certain 10 size movements including the 923 Masterpiece.
1892417J, open faceunadjustedsingle17189998001145050019261930128,553includes Union open face
18924GT17J, open face, gilt trimunadjustedsingle171904N.A.9825001913191811,750Copper Gilt
1892517J, huntingunadjustedsingle1718994940114150001919192265,623includes Union hunting
18925GT17J, hunting, gilt trimunadjustedsingle171902N.A.950200191219187,993Copper Gilt
1892617J, open facetemp. onlysingle171895510114425001923192453,134includes Union Special & Banner open face
18926GT17J, open face, gilt trimtemp. onlysingle171902N.A.9600001913191830,918
1892717J, huntingtemp. onlysingle171895162019170001912192233,079includes Union Special & Banner open face
18927GT17J, hunting, gilt trimtemp. onlysingle171902N.A.9261001912191816,598
1892815J, open faceunadjustedsingle15189518001112200189919004,997
1892915J, huntingunadjustedsingle1518951700197900189919175,900
1893016J, open faceunadjustedsingle161894400189000189918994,200
1893116J, huntingunadjustedsingle161894300148000189918994,000
1893216J, open faceadjustedsingle161893211045018951899600test note
18 93316J, huntingadjustedsingle1618931021990018951899650sample note
1893417J, open facetemp. onlysingle1718944301617000190919176,413
1893517J, huntingtemp. onlysingle1718943101631000190919204,700
1893617J, open facefive positionssingle & d171893114010001915192723,597
1893717J, huntingfive positionssingle & d1718931001670100191419218,306
1893817J, open facefive positionsdouble1718946601291000190719182,198
1893917J, huntingfive positionsdouble171894760116000190319181,320
1894021J, open facefive positionssingle & d21189844001144820019281937209,498GT & SF
1894121J, huntingfive positionssingle & d2118981530114143001920192526,704GT & SF
1894221J, open facefive positionsdouble21189844401979100191419195,913
1894321J, huntingfive positionsdouble21189843301239500190819192,700
1894419J, open facefive positionsdouble191905426501553000190819186,590*includes 90 mvts, changed from grade 936, 2 styles of motor barrel
1894623J, open facefive positionsdouble23190443460114095001921192710,692
1894723J, huntingfive positionsdouble231910**19161917310serial nos. taken from grade 943 standard barrel and motor barrel
1894817J, open facethree positionsdouble1719129717011430400192019201,500
187J7J, open faceunadjustedsingle71894200130001896 additional group 23,201-500 not shown as sold
1811J11J, open faceunadjusteds11189823301235001903125incomplete data for this group
1811J11 jewel, huntingunadjustedsingle111896250011371001902250
1695023 jewel, open face; bridge, lever setfive positionsdouble23191077550126114001936193618,473*includes mvts changed from grades 950 (P) & 952 (L)
1695023 jewel, open face; bridge, pendant setfive positionsdouble2319097502011575900192519294,400*at least 200 of these mvts changed to grade 950 lever set
16950E23J, open face bridge lever setfive positionsdouble23193726114012650600194119417,000Elinvar hairspring
16 950B23J, open face bridge lever setsix positionsdouble231942S001S29500 approx.1968196829,600 approx.new design Elinvar extra hairsprg.

S series numbers plus 100 examples 2B701 to 2B800
1695123J, hunting bridge lever setfive positionsdouble231913**1918191897grade 951 mvts bear nos. of grade 961 mvts from which they were modified
1695123J, hunting bridge pendant setfive positionsdouble231913**1918191844
1695219J, open face bridge lever setfive positionsdouble1919097507011626000192419295,644*168 mvts ch fr grade 952 (P), 324 ch to grade 950 (L)
1695219J, hunting bridge pendant setfive positionsdouble1919097520011153200192319251,331*168 mvts ch to grade 952 (L)
1695417J, open face 3/4 plate lever setfive positionsdouble1719107972011036800191319302,700
1695417J, open face 3/4 plate pendant setfive positionsdouble1719107990011052900191319231,898
1695617J, open face 3/4 plate pendant setadjustedsingle171914113050117178001924193051,298
1696021J, open face bridge lever setfive positionsdouble2119053240011154000191519213,000
1696021J, open face bridge pendant set*five positionsdouble21189650061755000191119192,160includes positive setting models made before 1907
16 96121J, hunting bridge lever setfive positionsdouble211906325101750200190919181,100*includes 97 mvts changed to grade 951 (L) 1913 to 1916 **
1696121J, hunting bridge pendant set*five positionsdouble2118965106182000190819181,310*postive set only incl 44 mvts ch to grade 951 (P) 1914
1696217J, open face bridge pendant setpositionsdouble171896500015040018971913350positive set only
1696317J, hunting bridge pendant set *positionsdouble171896510015140018981913380positive set only
1696417J, open face bridge pendant setadjustedsingle171896500116900019041918340positive set only
1696517J, hunting bridge pendant set *adjustedsingle1718965101132510019071918410positive set only
1696617J, open face 3/4 plate pendant set*adjusteddouble171898524915840018981906307positive set only
1696717J, hunting 3/4 plate pendant set*adjusteddouble171897539015950018991904300positive set only
1696817J, open face 3/4 plate pendant set*adjustedsingle17189652001352100190719181,037positive set only
1696917J, hunting 3/4 plate pendant set*adjustedsingle1718965300133150019051918930positive set only
1697021J, open face 3/4 plate pendant set*five positionsdouble21190170201348200191019182,810positive set only
1697121J, hunting 3/4 plate pendant set*five positionsdouble21190171201333700190719172,500positive set only
1697217J, open face 3/4 plate pendant set*adjustedsingle171896520115860018981901945positive set
1697217J, open face 3/4 plate pendant set*adj, 5 pos.s&d1719006200115519001921192411,485*negative set incl approx. 200 gilt trimmed models
1697217J, open face 3/4 plate lever setadj, 5 pos.s&d17190431620116476001924192735,702*incl approx. 600 gilt trimmed models
1697317J, hunting 3/4 plate pendant set*adjustedsingle17189653021341200190719186,640*positive set incl some gilt trimmed models
1697317J, hunting 3/4 plate lever setadj, 5 pos.s&d1719053473011083000191419183,620*includes some gilt trimmed models
1697417J, open face 3/4 plate pendant set*temp.single17189752251247700019281930203,170negative set after serial #719,001
16974GT17J, open face 3/4 plate gilt trimmedtemp.single17190330670113290001919192214,780
1697417J, open face 3/4 plate lever settemp.single17190533280124620001927193079,545
16974GT17J, OF 3/4 plate gilt trim pendent settemp.single17190534640113100001919192214,005
16974Special, 17J OF 3/4 plate pendant setthree posit.double171928252600125487001939194011,500
16974Special, 17J, OF 3/4 plate lever setthree posit.double171927249000125668921939194012,903
1697517J, hunting 3/4 plate pendant set*temp.single1718975350115771001924192657,148includes both positive & neg set
16975GT17J, hunting GT 3/4 plate pendant set*temp.single17190331110113256001918192414,500includes both positive & neg set
1697517J, hunting 3/4 plate lever settemp.single17190534720110990001914191822,515
16975GT17J, hunting GT 3/4 plate lever settemp.single1719063555011052200191319189,058
1697616J, open face 3/4 plate pendant set*temp.single1618965230185000190319134,460positive set
1697716J, hunting 3/4 plate pendant set*temp.single1618975307183400190319045,730positive set
1697817J, open face 3/4 plate lever setthree posit.double17191289160116885001924192724,500
1699021J, open face 3/4 plate lever setfive positionss&d21190330200113213001919192016,490double roller after 302,201
1699121J, hunting, 3/4 plate lever setfive positionsdouble211905347181717200190819182,520
169921st model: 21J, open face 3/4 pl lever setfive positionss&d211903302101108580019141919104,067*includes 272 gilt trim & 908 special finish
169922nd model, 21J, OF 3/4 plate lever setfive positionsdouble2119141085801258430019311936438,213*includes 1300 special finish
169921st model, 21J OF 3/4 plate pendent setfive positionsdouble21191288600110194011916
169922nd model, 21J OF 3/4 plate pendant setfive positionsdouble2119171019401167190019236,100
16992E3rd model (Elinvar) 21J open face 3/4 plate lever setfive positionsdouble2119312581001*26553001940194063,497first 2,500 were converted from grade 992
16 992B21J, open face 3/4 plate lever setsix positionsdouble211940C001C525169*19681970*525,169*See page
169931st model 21J hunting, 3/4 plate lever set five positionss&d21190534700110518001913191411,480*includes 248 gilt trim & special finish
169932nd model, 21J hunting 3/4 plate lever setfive positionsdouble21191410518011536000192019236,700
169932nd model, 21J hunting 3/4 plate pendant setfive positionsdouble21192015550011557000192419262,000
1699421J, open face bridge lever setfive positionsdouble2119131080201115550019191920800
1699421J, open face bridge pendant set five positionsdouble2119141153301115510119191920301
1699619J, open face 3/4 plate lever setfive positionsdouble191915115600116136001927193323,500
1699823J, open face bridge lever setadjusteddouble231928B648001B652700192819284,700
16998B23J, open face bridge lever setadjusted23
1699921J, open face 3/4 plage lever setadjusteddouble211910B600001B6550001928192828,950
16 999B23J, open face 3/4 plate lever setadjusteddouble2319431B0012B7001954195428800Last 1B number is 1B25300
1699923J, open face bridge lever setadjusteddouble231911B601001B655200192819289,650
16HWW17J, open face pendant setadjusteddouble171897760007680018981900399
16HWW17J, hunting 3/4 plate pendant setadjustedsingle171897760017679918981900321
16HWW19J, open face bridge lever setadjustedsingle1919042750002755001909191844
16HWW17J, open face bridge pendant setadjustedsingle1718977500017600019031918350
16HWW21J, open face bridge lever setadjustedsingle21190417500027550019061915206
16HWW21J, open face bridge pendant setadjustedsingle21190417500117600019051910250
1240021J, bridgefive positionsdouble211929H1001H3500193219382,300Illinois ancenstry (Illinois grade 528 +)
1290019J, bridgefive positionsdouble191909175000119373001923193024,700Fits Waltham style case
1290219J, bridgefive positionsdouble19192330500013060800192819319,600Fits regular style case
1290421J, bridgefive positionsdouble21192730610013065100193619384,100Fits regular style case
1291017J, 3/4 plate adjusteddouble1719141778201198850019231931153,793Fits Waltham style case
1291217J, 3/4 plate adjusteddouble1719233200001346090019361937260,900Fits regular style case
1291417J, 3/4 plate three positionsdouble171912176100119894001923193343,100Fits Waltham style case
1291617J, 3/4 plate three positionsdouble171923310000131338001928193533,800Fits regular style case
1291819J, 3/4 platethree positionsdouble191927313500131527001936193817,700Fits regular style case
1292023J, bridgefive positionsdouble231911176500119220001924193513,600Fits Waltham style case
1292223J, bridgefive positionsdouble231923300000130560001927193614,300Fits regular style case
12922MP23J, bridgefive positionsdouble23192530023013013700193619362,600Masterpiece model
1091717J, 3/4 platethree positionsdouble171936X001X2150001956215,000*approximate
1092121J, bridgefive positionsdouble211936H001H55000195654,000*approximate
10 92323J, bridgefive positionsdouble231937R001R410019564,100*Production is approximate. Some watches furnished in special 18K cases marked Masterpiece in the case not on the movement.
1094523J, 3/4 platefive positionsdouble231956NSN196827,500*approximate
098117J, hunting 3/4 platedouble17191920350012037200192319302,200
098217J, open face, bridgethree positionsdouble17190912500011257000191919191,286grade 982 identical to 983 except absence of sec. scale
098317J, hunting, bridgethree positionsdouble17190812500011257000191919274,614
098419J, open face, bridge three positionsdouble1919091252001125790019191919548grade 984 identical to 985 except absence of sec. scale
0 98519J, open face, bridge three positionsdouble19190912520011257900191919301,352984 with short 4th wheel arbor and no seconds indication
6/097919J, open face 19192729000012911500193011,510
6/0979F19J, open face 19192929116012931900193420,290friction jeweled
6/098617J, open face17191520017012064900192356,900
6/0986A17J, open face17192321000012191300192791,300
6/098717J, hunting17192622000014190000*1930213,657*approximate
6/0987A17J, hunting171937O1O4863001948486,300*includes military production
6/0987E17J, hunting171935444730l4523000193775,700Elinvar hairspring
6/0987F17J, hunting171930419000144473001935257,299friction jeweled
6/0987S17J, hunting171940SS 001SS 87400194887,400*Sweep seconds included
6/098817J, open face1719132000001200280019172,098
8/073017J171955NSNNSN1963Incabloc
8/073518J181955NSNNSN1963sweep sec, Incabloc, screw bal
8/073618J181963NSNNSN196348,500sweep sec, Incabloc, screwless bal
8/074717J171947Y001Y4538001955453,800
8/074818J181948CY001CY2320001955232,000sweep sec
12/040119J 191930H50001H5750019337,500
12/075217J171951001E48000E195448,000
12/075319J191952001F103400F1955103,400
12/075419J191952001H43900H195543,900
12/077022J221955NSNNSN1970310,000Incabloc
14/098017J171934G101G6694001951614,300
14/0980A17J171935G13601G68600193655,000
14/0980B17J171937A001A890019468,900
14/098219J191935J1001J6706001951669,600
14/0982M19J191940M001M2019001951201,900Medallion model
18/098917J171928E001E1140001934114,000
18/0989E17J171935E114001E140400193626,400
20/099717J171936L101L1650001941164,900
21/07517J171957NSNNSN1960200,000gilded plates
21/07717J171960NSNNSN1961220,000gilded plates, KifFlector
21/072117J171939N001N5322001949532,200
21/075017J171950001A914000A1954914,000
21/075117J171950001C139700C1954139,700 C
21/075619J191954001K24500K195424,500
21/075722J221955NSNNSN19631,740,000
21/075822J221962NSNNSN1967
21/076122J221963NSNNSN1968410,000KifFlector, flat hairspring, screwless balance
21/078017J171963NSNNSN1969890,000gilded plates, KifFlector, Spirotor, flat hairspring, screwless balance
21/099517J171931F101F63800193463,700
21/0995A17J171934F57601F2862001939279,000
5L76722J221967NSNNSN1972
5L76817J171967NSNNSN1973
22/091117J171938T001T7830001950783,000
22/0911M17J171941V001V1272001950127,200Medallion model
162974B17J, open face, pendent setthree positionsdouble171941K0042K13500*1948*16095*Records as of 12/31/1948. Seconds setting comparing watch. K001-K003 finished as 974B
163992Bopen face, pendent setsix positionsdouble2219423C0013C2800194519452494Seconds setting, Center seconds, 12 hour dial. All serial numbers may not have been finished.
16 4992Bopen face, pendent setsix positionsdouble2219414C0014C1140001954*96082Seconds setting, Center seconds, 24 hour dial. All serial numbers may not have been finished. Some remaining inventory of plates finished as 992B
1623open face, pendent setthree positionsdouble191943P001P277001954*25291Chronograph, Navigation Time & Stop Watch. All serial numbers may not have been finished.
35 22open face, safety pendent set6 pos, temp, isochdouble2119422F0012F284001948*28127* Records as of 12/31/1948. Chronometer Watch. Mounted in both gimbals or base metal OF case.
85 21Marine Chronometer, spring detent, Invar and Stainless Steel "Ovalizing" balance temperaturedetent1419422E0012E123001955*10793* Records as of 12/31/1948. Marine Chronometer, 12 hour dial. All serial numbers may not have been finished.
85 121Marine chronometer, spring detent, Invar and Stainless Steel "Ovalizing" balance, 24 hour displaytemperaturedetent1419433E0013E0401947*40* Records as of 12/31/1948. Marine Chronometer, 24 hour dial.
85 221Marine chronometer, spring detent, Invar and Stainless Steel "Ovalizing" balance "4 orbit" calendar display*temperaturedetent1419454E0014E0151950*15* Records as of 12/31/1950. Marine Chronometer, Individual Orbit dial used for work crossing International Date Line
36 M36open facefive positionsdouble2119181260001126097019431943970Chronometer Watch, mounted in both gimbals or silver OF case.
NoneNoneNothing known about this runnone00000000This is the catchall for serial runs with model unk
6/0 298717J Hunting, Sweep seconds military watch1719433S0013S150001945194515000Grade 987 adapted to center seconds for military use. A11 contract (needs to be verified).
50 25Timer air AN-5741-1 Beryl-X balance, Elginium HS 16J with jeweled center sweep.2 pos1619432H0012H21678*1944194415641Information from Whitney last ser # from ledger. Beryl-X balance and Elginium hairspring (Elgin supplied escapements)
18999ANickel, 21 Jewels, Double Roller, Ball Regulator, “Sun-burst” Damascening. AdjustedDouble21189828601670000191114100Marked “Official RR Standard” or Brotherhood Markings.
18999BNickel, 17 Jewels, Double Roller, Ball Regulator. Circular Damascening.AdjustedDouble1718951300117040019023645Equivalent to Hamilton Grade 938. Marked “Official RR Standard” or Brotherhood Markings.
18999CNickel, 17 Jewels, Adjusted, Double Roller, Ball Regulator, Hamilton Hairspring Stud.AdjustedDouble17189614126422001898265Exclusive designation for Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Special “Brakewheel” Damascening Pattern
18999DNickel, 17 Jewels, Adjusted, Double Roller, Ball Regulator, Hamilton Hairspring Stud. AdjustedDouble17189513021421001898290Exclusive designation for Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen. Special Damascening Pattern.
18999ENickel, 17 Jewels, Single Roller, Ball Regulator, Circular Damascening Pattern.AdjustedSingle1718962050128500019031450These Were Single Roller Movements For Use on Railroads Having Less Stringent Inspection Requirements.
18999FNickel, 16-17 Jewel, Single Roller, Ball Regulator. Diagonal Line Damascening Pattern.AdjustedSingle161896208011709001902800Some marked Railroad Watch Co. or Commercial Standard
18999Nickel, 19 Jewels, Adjusted, Ball Regulator, Double Roller, Circular Damascening Pattern.19Double19190649700166950019114400Marked “Official RR Standard” or with Brotherhood Markings.
18999H17 Jewels, Adjusted, Ball Regulator, Double Roller, Circular Damascening.AdjustedDouble17190445600192350019118100Replaced 999B. Marked “Official RR Standard” or With Brotherhood Markings.
1899923 Jewels, Nickel, Adjusted, Motor Barrel, Double Roller, with Ball Regulator and (1908 Patent) Hairspring Stud.AdjustedDouble2319106443016444001910100Marked “Official RR Standard” Adjusted 5 Positions, Double Roller, Motor Barrel. Ball (1908 Patent) Hairspring Stud.
16IllinoisIllinois serial number error catcher0Watches with B800000 serial numbers are Illinois, not Hamilton
16 WalthamCatch Waltham watches entered in error0Watches with serial numbers below B600001 were made by Waltham
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