Pocket Watch Database

Elgin Grade 390

Grade 390 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. Each movement was fitted at the factory with a double-sunk dial.

Grade 390 Movement Characteristics

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

Grade 390 Production Info

  • Total Production4,400
  • Number of Runs5
  • Years1911-1911
  • First Serial15,575,001
  • Last Serial15,939,400
  • Largest Run1,000
  • Smallest Run400
  • Most Common Run1,000