Pocket Watch Database

From the American Horology Archive:
Elgin Grade 334 Pocket Watch Movement

Elgin National Watch Co.

Grade: 334

Official RR Standard

Private Label(s) in Run:
Ball Watch Co. - Cleveland, O.
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Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 12281199
Grade: 334
Model: 11
Class: 121
Estimated Production Year: 1906
Run Quantity: 500
Grade/Model Run: 2 of 2
Total Production: 1,500
Size: 18s
Jewels: 21j
Jewel Setting: Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Finish Pattern: Circular
Movement Signing Style: Serif (Decorative)
Movement Inlay Color: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Ball
Pallet Jewel Material: Sapphire
Adjusted: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
U.S. Patents: 565955, D26267, 77078, 347272
Movement Markings: Official RR Standard
Ball Watch Co. Cleveland, O.
333
Double Roller
Trade Mark
21 Jewels
Sapphire Pallets
Safety Pinion
Adjusted.
Patented Nov. 17, 85.
Pat. Aug. 18, 96.
Data Research: 1909 Elgin Serial List
1915 Elgin Serial List
1927/1950 Elgin Serial List
Database Version: v48.129
Research Note: Recorded in original serial lists as Grade "Special." Observations indicate only the first 500 in the run designated for 1,000 were actually manufactured. Movements Marked "333."

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brg404 29 · May 21, 2022

Serial Number 12281381 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · January 4, 2022

Serial Number 12281468 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · January 3, 2022

Serial Number 12281468 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · September 16, 2021

Serial Number 12281294 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · August 4, 2020

Serial Number 12281258 was reported as accurate.

jacobwalls07 143 · December 4, 2018

Serial Number 12281405 was reported as accurate.

barberr1 67 · February 3, 2018

Serial Number 12281285 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · March 2, 2015

Serial Number 12281137 was reported as accurate.

bamadadof3a 45 · February 4, 2015

Serial Number 12281192 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: 21 jewels and sapphire pallets 333 on movement
besides the jewels the rest looks correct
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 17j to 21j
Plate changed from Unknown to Full

Anonymous · December 31, 2014

Serial Number 12281491 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 17j to 21j
Elgin Grade 334 Pocket Watch Movement