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Hamilton Watch Company, 1892-1969 Born out of the Adams and Perry and Lancaster line of watches made in Lancaster, Pa., Hamilton achieved notority in the watch world as building one of the best performing watches. Made many watches in various grades and sizes, from 7-23, plus one in 25 jewels (unique); in hunting and open face. designs. Especially famous for massive advertising campaigns and the well known and highly successful 992-B.

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Unread 10-15-2007, 12:11 PM
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Default Grade 938 Production Totals

Can anyone tell me where the production discrepancies for this grade lie? Ehrhardt claims 572 - (I believe this is the number?) - total production in his first Hamilton book.
But when I add up all 9 runs, I get 2198 total.

I am told that Ehrhardt's number is correct despite Hamilton's serial # sheet - are some of these serial number blocks bogus??

Any help is appreciated...

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Unread 10-15-2007, 12:34 PM
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I have 527 from AZ and factory notes
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Unread 10-15-2007, 12:41 PM
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Ok so I did botch the last 2 digits of Ehrhardt's total
So my questions - What is AZ?
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Why do you put more faith in the notes than in the actual serial # sheet Jon?
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Unread 10-15-2007, 12:52 PM
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the most knowledgeable collector of Hamiltons in the world
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Unread 10-15-2007, 12:53 PM
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go ahead and believe records--example--the Waltham hand written records are riddled with thousands of errors
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Again - who is AZ - I'm trying to be serious here...

And you are saying that the Hamilton serial # sheet is riddled with errors too?
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Unread 10-15-2007, 01:19 PM
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not the one i have

does a few hundred serial nos change what you might pay for one?????????????????
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and provided to 149 members
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If it were only a discrepancy of 10% or less, then no, but when the run total is 4X what is documented in the notes, then yes, that does make a difference in value Jon.
Agreed?
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Who is AZ Jon?
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