Pocket Watch Database

Elgin Grade 389

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Grade 389 is a 21j 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.

Grade 389 Movement Characteristics

  • Size18s
  • Jewels21j
  • ConfigurationOpenface
  • FinishNickel
  • Model8
  • SettingLever
  • AdjustedYes
  • Railroad GradeYes

Grade 389 Production Info

  • Total Production3,000
  • Number of Runs3
  • Production Years1911-1912
  • First Serial15,833,001
  • Last Serial16,268,000
  • Largest Run1,000
  • Smallest Run1,000
  • Most Common Run1,000