Pocket Watch Database

From the American Horology Archive:
Elgin Grade 12 Pocket Watch
Elgin Grade 12 Pocket Watch

Elgin National Watch Co.

Grade: 12

J.V. Farwell

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 101284
Grade: 12
Variation: J.V. Farwell
Model: 1
Class: 5
Estimated Production Year: 1871
Run Quantity: 1,000
Grade/Model Run: 6 of 59
Grade/Model Total Production: 70,255
Variant Est. Production: 2,506 (18S-M1-11J-HGK-U-J.V. FARWELL)
Size: 18s
Jewels: 11j
Movement Configuration: Adaptable
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Slow
Regulator: Plain
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
U.S. Patents: 77078
Data Research: 1896 Elgin Serial List
1904 Elgin Serial List
1915 Elgin Serial List
1927/1950 Elgin Serial List
Case: Various
Registry Population: 14 (1.40%)
Database Version: v49.708

Production Metrics Tree: Grade 12

Target Profile: 18S-M1-11J-HGK-U-J.V. FARWELL

Elgin Grade 12 (All Variations): 70,255 ETP
18S: 70,255 100.00%
18s, Grade 12
18S-M1: 70,255 100.00%
18s, Grade 12, Model 1
18S-M1-11J: 40,408 57.52%
18s, Grade 12, Model 1, 11 Jewels
Other: 29,847
Other Jewels or Unclassified
18S-M1-11J-HGK: 40,408 57.52%
18s, Grade 12, Model 1, 11 Jewels, Adaptable/Key/Gilt
18S-M1-11J-HGK-U: 40,408 57.52%
18S-M1-11J-HGK-U-J.V. FARWELL: 2,506 3.57%

Population Registry for This Run

Image Serial Number Run Position Primary Identification Method Discovery Date
1 101064 #64 Marketplace December 18, 2018
2 101107 #107 Marketplace May 10, 2019
3 101115 #115 Marketplace January 08, 2021
4 101162 #162 Marketplace May 24, 2019
5 101218 #218 Marketplace March 25, 2014
6 101237 #237 Marketplace June 27, 2019
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101284 #284 Collection February 25, 2016
8 101314 #314 Inferred
9 101320 #320 Marketplace October 13, 2020
10 101335 #335 Marketplace August 29, 2013
11 101343 #343 Marketplace August 08, 2019
12 101349 #349 Marketplace August 09, 2019
13 101408 #408 Marketplace December 01, 2012
14 101872 #872 Collection August 17, 2022
Standard Deviation of Known Examples: 196.45 (Expected: 288.82, Δ92.37/9.24%)

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Verification Reports for this Run

The following reports have been graciously submitted by dedicated members in reference to this production run. These reports are useful to verify data and track inaccuracies that require further research. Please note that reports may contain inaccurate information or assumptions that must be dilligently considered with other available sources.


Anonymous · March 13, 2021

Serial Number 101845 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.

Anonymous · November 25, 2018

Serial Number 101618 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: 17 jewels
Curator Response: Thanks for the report. However, this movement was manufactured well before Elgin was producing watches with 17 Jewels. Please double-check the serial number from the movement.

Anonymous · February 25, 2016

Serial Number 101284 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · December 25, 2015

Serial Number 101398 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.

Anonymous · September 17, 2015

Serial Number 101788 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · March 27, 2015

Serial Number 101954 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · November 16, 2013

Serial Number 101414 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · July 21, 2013

Serial Number 101449 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 7J to 11j

Anonymous · August 15, 2012

Serial Number 101754 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: 11 Jewel, 1870, JV Farwell
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 7J to 11j

Anonymous · August 15, 2012

Serial Number 101754 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: J.V. Farwell instead of Ogden
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 7J to 11j

Anonymous · August 5, 2012

Serial Number 101754 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: SHOULD BE JV FARWELL
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 7J to 11j
Elgin Grade 12 Pocket Watch
Elgin Grade 12 Pocket Watch