Pocket Watch Database

Elgin Grade 239

Veritas (No. 239). O.F. Only, Lever Set. Nickel, 21 Fine Ruby Jewels (Raised Gold Settings), Adjusted to Temperature, Isochronishm and Positions, Quick Train with Gold Wheels, Straight Line Double Roller Escapement with Steel Escape Wheel, Pallet Arbor and Escape Pinion Cone Pivoted and Cap Jeweled, Exposed Pallets, Compensating Balance, Breguet Hair Spring, Micrometric Regulator, Patent Safety Barrel with Spring Box Rigidly Mounted on Bridge, Display Winidng Work, Patent Recoiling Click, Patent Self-Locking Setting Device, Double Sunk Glass Enamel Dial, Dust Ring, Damakseened Plates, Closely Timed and Finely Finished Throughout.

Grade 239 Movement Characteristics

  • Size18s
  • Jewels21j
  • ConfigurationOpenface
  • FinishNickel
  • Model8
  • SettingLever
  • AdjustedYes
  • Railroad GradeYes
  • Railroad Grade ClassClass A

Grade 239 Production Info

  • Total Production18,800
  • Number of Runs17
  • IntroducedMarch 1901
  • Production Years1900-1912
  • First Serial8,575,001
  • Last Serial16,278,300
  • Largest Run2,000
  • Smallest Run300
  • Most Common Run1,000

Research Notes

Introduced to the trade on March 1, 1901 in the new "Model 1901" product line. [Jewelers' Circular, March 6, 1901]

The 1907 A.C. Becken catalog describes jeweling as "21 fine ruby jewels."

Later catalog descriptions indicate jewel material as Ruby, Sapphire, and Diamond. [Dearborn, 1915]

Associated Grades