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    Posted 8 years ago

    Tegbers
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    I would like to know about my watch from my great grandfather . Any help would be greatly appreciated. It still works and was just given to me!

    Success!the inside says the following Hamilton Watch Co. Motor Barrel 940 adjusted five positions Lancaster Penn. 21 jewels double roller
    Inside cover number 6528588
    On the clock part is the number 690127

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    1. crazycharacter, 8 years ago
      Need to see a picture of the movement. The back should unscrew counter-clockwise. If the pictures isn't possible, or clear, please let us know everything written on it including the serial number.

    2. Tegbers, 8 years ago
      Thanks for your reply. I can't get the back plate off but will try when my husband get back. There are no numbers on the watch at all. It appears gold
    3. toolate2 toolate2, 8 years ago
      Take one of those rubber pads you use you open jars and turn the back counter clockwise... Here's a link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54h3CsLbU1o
    4. Tegbers, 8 years ago

      Success!the inside says the following Hamilton Watch Co. Motor Barrel 940 adjusted five positions Lancaster Penn. 21 jewels double roller
      Inside cover number 6528588
      On the clock part is the number 690127
    5. toolate2 toolate2, 8 years ago
      Looks like it was born in 1910 Check out this link: http://pocketwatchdatabase.com/search/result/hamilton/690127
    6. toolate2 toolate2, 8 years ago
      Super nice railroad grade Hamilton! The 940s were real workhorses. Railroad guys loved them... Love the fleur-de-lis hands. Now, that watch is lever set so don't pull on the winding stem to try and set it... lol... You'll need to unscrew the front of the case- the glass part-and inside you'll see a small lever sticking out at about the 2:00 position. Hook it with your fingernail and pull it out then turn the stem to set the time...
    7. toolate2 toolate2, 8 years ago
      Another link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaAdx560gX4
    8. crazycharacter, 8 years ago
      Nice watch!

      The watch was finished by Hamilton on 2-15-1911 and was sold on 3-1-1911 to a Mr. Albert Homan. The last name is difficult to read so may not be 100% correct.

      The Hamilton grade 940 was made from 1898 to 1928, with movements being offered in the Hamilton catalogues until the early 1930's.

      A total of 209,498 were produced.

      They are a very reliable, railroad Grade watch.
    9. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 8 years ago
      Great info guys to remember for future needs. Thanks.
    10. Tegbers, 8 years ago
      I really really appreciate the information! My great Grandfather's name was Oliver Horner. He was born in 1860 and was a farmer and inventor! My dad who is 95 will be tickled to learn of the history. Do you know where he purchased the watch or the amt he paid? Thanks Crazy Character! You made my day!
    11. crazycharacter, 8 years ago
      Glad to help!

      I can't ad pictures here, so I added some additional information for you on my website.

      Please let me know when you see it and get all of the information, so I can delete it. If you click on the photos, they will enlarge.

      http://vintagecharacterwatches.com/940-2/
    12. Tegbers, 8 years ago
      Thanks I have the info!

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