Pocket Watch Database

Elgin Grade 19

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Grade 19 is a 11j Hunting watch maufacturered by Elgin. The size 18s, Model 2 movement features a gilt finish.

Grade 19 Movement Characteristics

  • Size18s
  • Jewels11j
  • ConfigurationHunting
  • FinishGilt
  • Model2
  • SettingLever
  • AdjustedNo
  • Railroad GradeNo

Grade 19 Production Info

  • Total Production600
  • Number of Runs2
  • Production Years1874-1874
  • First Serial345,001
  • Last Serial345,800
  • Largest Run400
  • Smallest Run200
  • Most Common Run400

Research Notes

The Grade 19 is considered to be a low-production export grade manufactured as Elgin was attempting to expand into Europe in the 1870s. The early stem-wind, lever-set movement features gilt plates and 11 jewels.

#345746: The only marking on the movement is the serial number. Keywind/Stemwind. Screw-Set jewels on the top plate for escape and fourth wheels. Fit with dial signed "Elgin Nat'l Watch Co." with bold roman numerals. The London silver case hallmarks indicate a manufacturing date of 1875, aligning with the 1874 estimated production date of the movement.