Pocket Watch Database

Elgin Grade 69

Grade 69 is a 15j Hunting watch maufacturered by Elgin. The size 18s, Model 1 movement features a gilt finish and is adjusted. During the time the watch was manufactured, it would have qualified for railroad service and is considered to be railroad grade.

Grade 69 Movement Characteristics

  • Size18s
  • Jewels15j
  • ConfigurationHunting
  • FinishGilt
  • Model1
  • SettingKey
  • AdjustedYes
  • Railroad GradeYes

Grade 69 Production Info

  • Total Production29,054
  • Number of Runs24
  • Production Years1867-1881
  • First Serial101
  • Last Serial898,000
  • Largest Run5,000
  • Smallest Run1
  • Most Common Run1,000

Research Notes

The Grade 69 is the Key-Wind Version of the Grade 70.

The 1885 Otto Young catalog describes the "B.W. Raymond" and Grade 70/69 as "Expansion Balance, Adjusted, Double Sunk Dial, 15 Jewels (4 pairs in settings), Patent Regulator. Key Wind: $42.50, Stem Wind: $55.00.

Associated Grades

70