Pocket Watch Database

Elgin Grade 385

Grade 385 is a 17j Openface watch maufacturered by Elgin. The size 18s, Model 8 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 385 Movement Characteristics

  • Size18s
  • Jewels17j
  • ConfigurationOpenface
  • FinishNickel
  • Model8
  • SettingLever
  • AdjustedYes
  • Railroad GradeYes

Grade 385 Production Info

  • Total Production1,500
  • Number of Runs2
  • Years1911-1912
  • First Serial15,330,001
  • Last Serial16,482,000
  • Largest Run1,000
  • Smallest Run500
  • Most Common Run500