Pocket Watch Database

Elgin Grade 82

Grade 82 is a 13j or 15j Hunting watch maufacturered by Elgin. The size 18s, Model 3 movement features a gilt finish.

Grade 82 Movement Characteristics

  • Size18s
  • Jewels13j or 15j
  • ConfigurationHunting
  • FinishGilt
  • Model2 or 3
  • SettingLever
  • AdjustedNo
  • Railroad GradeNo

Grade 82 Production Info

  • Total Production163,000
  • Number of Runs69
  • Production Years1879-1896
  • First Serial570,001
  • Last Serial6,066,000
  • Largest Run20,000
  • Smallest Run1,000
  • Most Common Run2,000

Research Notes

The Grade 82 is the Stem-Wind Version of the Grade 81.

The 1885 Otto Young catalog describes the "G.M. Wheeler" and Grade 82/81 as "Expansion Balance, Adjusted, 13 Jewels (3 pairs in settings), Patent Regulator. Key Wind: $15.50, Stem Wind: $21.00.

Additionally, the 1885 Otto Young catalog indicates the "Plain Regulator" variation of the "G.M. Wheeler" Stem-Wind and "No. 82" were discontinued. As a result, these were being sold at a reduced price of $18.50.

13 Jewels: 3rd, 4th, Escape (Pairs)
15 Jewels: 3rd, 4th, Escape, Pallet (Pairs)
15j in 1892 New England Jeweler Catalog
15j in 1888 Busiest House Catalog
15j in c.1891 Eppenstein Catalog

Associated Grades