Pocket Watch Database
Elgin Grade 82
Grade 82 Movement Characteristics
- Jewels13j or 15j
- Model2 or 3
- 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
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