Pocket Watch Database

Elgin Size 12s Model 3: Overview & Production

Elgin Model 3 is a 12-Size 3/4-plate pendant-set movement featuring a gilt or nickel finish.

Model 3 Features

Elgin Model 12s 3 Diagram

Movement Diagram

Elgin 12s Model 3 Sample Image

Example Image

Elgin 12s Model 3 Dial Plate Image

Dial Plate Image

Note: Diagrams and photos displayed are intended to serve as a represenation of this model.
Plate cut, finishing style, jewel count, regulator, and other features may differ between grades within the same model designation.
Size 12s
Configuration Openface
Plate 3/4
Setting Pendant
Finish Gilt or Nickel
Notes Some variants spread to 16s case and dial.
U.S. Patents 77078, 596407, 585025
Model 3 Image Gallery

Model 3 Production

Total Production: ~4,580,400
Est. Production Years: 1898 - 1940
Earliest Serial: 7,423,001
Latest Serial: 38,484,000
Runs: ~1,309
Distinctive Grades: 24

Model 3 Technical Specifications

Movement Thickness (with dial): 6.28mm
Pillar Plate Diameter: 39.77mm
Core Diameter: 38.56mm
Weight (with dial and hands): 37.26g

Note: Measurements may vary slightly depending on features, style, and time of production.

These measurements were taken on movement #36915631.