Pocket Watch Database

Elgin Grade 274

Grade 274 is a 21j Hunting watch maufacturered by Elgin. The size 18s, Model 9 movement features a nickel finish and is adjusted to 5 positions, 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 274 Movement Characteristics

  • Size18s
  • Jewels21j
  • ConfigurationHunting
  • FinishNickel
  • Model9
  • SettingLever
  • AdjustedYes
  • Railroad GradeYes
  • Railroad Grade ClassClass C

Grade 274 Production Info

  • Total Production4,000
  • Number of Runs4
  • Production Years1903-1905
  • First Serial9,625,001
  • Last Serial11,588,000
  • Largest Run1,000
  • Smallest Run1,000
  • Most Common Run1,000

Research Notes

The "21 Jewel Veritas Hunting" is found in advertising as early as January 1905 (The Keystone). While no official introduction of the grade has been found, it was likely available to the trade starting c.1904.

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