Hamilton 974, with Electric Railway Special dial, mfg. 1921 Hamilton 974 movement, mfg. 1921

Hamilton Grade No. 974, 16-size, 17-jewel, adjusted to isochronism and temperature, lever-set, with a Hamilton Electric Railway signed Montgomery Dial - mfg. 1921. Grade No. 974 was advertised for and accepted by some electric railways and branches of railroad service with less demanding requirements. Some Grade No. 974 watches were sold with the signature "Hamilton Electric Railway Special" or later signature "Hamilton Electric - Interurban Special" on the dial as an option that could be selected. A estimated total of 311,500 Grade No. 974 watches were produced, making it one of Hamilton's most popular watch grades.

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