Pocket Watch Database

Elgin Grade 208

Grade 208 is a 7j Openface watch maufacturered by Elgin. The size 18s, Model 5 movement features a nickel finish.

Grade 208 Movement Characteristics

  • Size18s
  • Jewels7j
  • ConfigurationOpenface
  • FinishNickel
  • Model5
  • SettingPendant
  • AdjustedNo
  • Railroad GradeNo

Grade 208 Production Info

  • Total Production294,000
  • Number of Runs56
  • Production Years1899-1904
  • First Serial7,928,001
  • Last Serial10,603,000
  • Largest Run13,000
  • Smallest Run1,000
  • Most Common Run5,000

Research Notes

Elgin Grade 288 a slight modification on the existing Grade 208, and the two movements are nearly identical. According to material catalogs, only a handful of parts differ between the grades. In the 1907 A.C. Becken catalog, the Grade 207 movement is illustrated while the Grades 287/288 are described.

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