Hamilton Pocket Watch Company

1891 – 1969 – present


The Hamilton name is a name for all interested in the history of the pocket watches to remember, though it took a few years before its production began. It started as the Adams and Perry Watch manufacturing company which only lasted from 1874 to 1876 before being reorganized as the Lancaster Pennsylvania Watch Company in 1877; that company also did not last long closing its doors merely a year after starting.

It took two more reorganizations as the Lancaster Pennsylvania Watch Company and the Lancaster Watch Company before the Keystone Standard Watch Company took over in 1886. This pocket watch company was then taken over in 1893 by the Aurora Watch Company. It was then that the first Hamilton pocket watch was completed and released.
Hamilton continued to create both what are now considered valuable antique pocket and wrist-watches alike. Hamilton is known for its 1912 railroad pocket watch, Pocket watch 926, one of its more popular pocket watch Model 992 as well as the first battery operated wristwatch that they manufactured in the year of 1957 known as the Ventura. Hamilton was one of the main distributors to the troops during the second World War. Present day Hamilton still offers Swiss quartz watches of good quality.

 

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size 7 Jewel Gilt Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size 922 Standard Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size 922 Imperial Canada Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size 922 Imperial Canada Pocket Watch Dial

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size 923 Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size 924 Export Model (Marked USA) Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size Unmarked 924 Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size Marked 924 Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size 925 Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size 925 The Union Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size 926 Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size Unmarked 926 Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size 926 with Gilt Trim Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size The Union Special 926 with Gilt Trim Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size The Banner 926 with Gilt Trim Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size Private Label 927 Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size 927 Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size 928 Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size 929 Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size 930 Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size Private Label 930 Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size Standard St. Louis 930 Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size 931 Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size Private Label 932 Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size 933 Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size Private Label 934 Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size 934 Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size 935 Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size 936 Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size Marked 17 Jewels 936 Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size Little’s Baltimore and Ohio Standard 936 Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size Little’s Baltimore and Ohio Standard Pocket Watch Dial 936

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size 937 Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size Motor Barrel Adjusted 5 positions Marked 937 Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size 938 Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size 939 Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size The Banner Special 940 Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size Two Tone 940 Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size Unmarked 940 Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size Marked Adjusted 5 positions 940 Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size Marked Motor Barrel Adjusted 5 positions 940 Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size Marked Adjusted 5 positions 941 Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size Marked Motor Barrel Adjusted 5 positions 941 Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size Marked 941 Pocket Watch movement with gilt movement screws and gilt regulator

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size Unmarked 942 Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size Private Label 943 Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a Hamilton 18 Size Marked 944 Pocket Watch movement