Pocket Watch Database

Elgin Grade 280

Grade 280 is a 17j Openface watch maufacturered by Elgin. The size 16s, Model 9 movement features a nickel finish and is adjusted to 5 positions, isochronism and temperature. This watch would have qualified for service on all railroads and was advertised for railroad service.

Grade 280 Movement Characteristics

  • Size16s
  • Jewels17j
  • ConfigurationOpenface
  • FinishNickel
  • Model9
  • SettingLever
  • AdjustedYes
  • Railroad GradeYes
  • Railroad Grade ClassClass A

Grade 280 Production Info

  • Total Production8,000
  • Number of Runs5
  • Production Years1904-1904
  • First Serial10,073,001
  • Last Serial10,856,000
  • Largest Run3,000
  • Smallest Run1,000
  • Most Common Run1,000

Research Notes

1904-BH: Sunk Glass Enamel Dial
1907 A.C. Becken: "double sunk glass enamel dial"
?: Double-Sunk
(Changed due to inconsistency)