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Hamilton Design Files and Project Report Collection

Identifier: MG-414

This collection contains the design records and reports of projects dating from the 1940s and the 1950s. Primarily, these reports are from post-WWII, however there are some reports compiled by British Intelligence that seem to date from the WWII era.

The design records include information of various Hamilton watch model movements, including design changes, memos, technical drawings and schematics, test results, and calculations.

The reports included are on different projects about watch manufacturing developments. This includes reprots on the balance wheel, electronic watch, and German watch manufacturing reports from circa WWII compiled by British Intelligence.


  • 1940s-1950s


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Use

These records are open to researchers for personal or scholarly research. Most of the records in the collection are available for photocopy, depending on the preservation needs of the material as well as other variables not specified here. Researchers, however, are responsible for obtaining copyright permission to use materials and documents. These records are part of the permanent collection in the archives of the Library & Research Center of the National Watch and Clock Museum and researchers are required to comply with the Archive Rules when using the collection.


3.5 Linear Feet (7 boxes)


This collection is arranged into two series. Each series is then broken down further into subseries based on model numbers or project numbers.

  • Series I: Design Records
    • Subseries a: Model 730
    • Subseries b: Models 731-736
    • Subseries c: Model 750
    • Subseries d: Model 917
    • Subseries e: Model 747
    • Subseries f: Model 748
    • Subseries g: 8/0 CCM
  • Series II: Reports
    • Subseries a: German Watch and Clock Industry Reports
    • Subseries b: Project #5011
    • Subseries c: Projects #5084-#5098
    • Subseries d: Project #5099
    • Subseries e: Project #5100
    • Subseries f: Projects #5321-#5355

Series I contains the design records for various watch models. Series II contains Project Reports and information on the German watch and clock industry circa 1940s.


Hamilton Watch Company
Kate Van Riper, Archivist
Summer 2017
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Repository Details

Part of the NAWCC Library and Research Center Archives Repository

514 Poplar St
Columbia PA 17512