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It is a Hamilton pocket watch it has 17 jewels the number on the mechanics is 5118and that is also the number under the plate that has Hamilton Watch co. Lancaster pa.engraved on it. it is adjusted. on the inside of back cover are the numbers 2931123 it says base metal above it. the watch has roman numerals on the front. and a train engraved on the back. wondering what it is worth. where i could find it on the net. thank you.

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Case info does not help in dating a watch, A movement serial number helps greatly.

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