Pocket Watch Database

Elgin Grade 246

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Grade 246 is a 17j Openface watch maufacturered by Elgin. The size 16s, Model 7 movement features a nickel finish and is adjusted to isochronism and temperature. During the time the watch was manufactured, it would have qualified for railroad service and is considered to be railroad grade. Each movement was fitted at the factory with a double-sunk dial.

Grade 246 Movement Characteristics

  • Size16s
  • Jewels17j
  • ConfigurationOpenface
  • FinishNickel
  • Model7
  • SettingPendant
  • AdjustedYes
  • Railroad GradeYes

Grade 246 Production Info

  • Total Production1,100
  • Number of Runs2
  • Production Years1901-1903
  • First Serial9,193,001
  • Last Serial9,779,100
  • Largest Run1,000
  • Smallest Run100
  • Most Common Run1,000

Research Notes

Based on observations and statistical analysis, only the first 100 of the second run designated for Grade 246 were actually produced.

9193001-9194000: 1,000
9779001-9780000: (First 100)
Total Estimated Production: 1,100