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From the American Horology Archive:
Elgin Grade 239 Pocket Watch
Elgin Grade 239 Pocket Watch

Elgin National Watch Co.

Grade: 239

Veritas

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 10441041
Grade: 239
Variation: Veritas
Model: 8
Generation: First
Class: 90
Estimated Production Year: 1904
Run Quantity: 1,000
Grade/Model Run: 10 of 17
Total Production: 18,800
Size: 18s
Jewels: 21j
Jewel Material: Ruby
Jewel Setting: Raised Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Signing Style: Mixed
Movement Inlay Color: Black
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Safety
Balance Jewel Material: Diamond
Train: Quick
Train Material: Gold
Center Wheel Material: Gold
Regulator: Traveling Nut (spring)
Hairspring: Breguet
Escapement Type: Straight-line
Pallet Jewel Material: Sapphire
Standard Dial Type: Double-Sunk
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
Railroad Grade Classification: Class A
Wind Indicator: No
U.S. Patents: 596407, 77078, 596408
Movement Markings: Veritas
Elgin, Ill.
U.S.A.
21 Jewels
Adjusted
Safety Barrel
Data Research: 1904 Elgin Serial List
1915 Elgin Serial List
1927/1950 Elgin Serial List
Case: Various
Database Version: v48.508

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Anonymous · February 21, 2022

Serial Number 10441114 was reported as accurate.

billkov 97 · January 8, 2021

Serial Number 10441316 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Double Roller changed from Yes to No

Anonymous · October 30, 2020

Serial Number 10441114 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Double Roller changed from Yes to No

Anonymous · July 10, 2018

Serial Number 10441353 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Double Roller changed from Yes to No

kevinvan 1 · March 12, 2018

Serial Number 10441204 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Double Roller changed from Yes to No

Anonymous · March 12, 2018

Serial Number 10441204 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Double Roller changed from Yes to No

Anonymous · January 26, 2018

Serial Number 10441026 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Elgin-Veritas-21j-18s-OF-
Grade-239-Gold-Filled-Lever-Set-Pocket-Watch-54-5m
m-RUN/112767536523?hash=item1a41780d8b:g:t3cAAOSwq
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picture shows ruby balance end cap, not diamond
Curator Response: Confirmed. Earlier variations are described as containing ruby jewels (not ruby, sapphire, and diamaond as mentioned in later descriptions).
Changes since this report was submitted:
Double Roller changed from Yes to No

Anonymous · February 7, 2016

Serial Number 10441109 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · January 30, 2016

Serial Number 10441542 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · December 3, 2014

Serial Number 10441683 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · April 9, 2014

Serial Number 10441184 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · April 7, 2014

Serial Number 10441045 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · December 1, 2013

Serial Number 10441054 was reported as accurate.

LeroyC 392 · June 5, 2013

Serial Number 10441781 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: No wind indicator
Marked 'ADJUSTED' on balance cock
Marked 'ADJUSTED 5 POSITIONS' on barrel bridge
Changes since this report was submitted:
Adjusted changed from No to Yes

Bluejay 179 · June 3, 2013

Serial Number 10441781 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Adjusted 5 Positions marked on 3/4 plate.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Adjusted changed from No to Yes

Anonymous · January 21, 2013

Serial Number 10441973 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: No Winding Indicator.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Adjusted changed from No to Yes

Anonymous · January 15, 2013

Serial Number 10441873 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Adjusted changed from No to Yes
Double Roller changed from Unknown to No

Anonymous · December 22, 2012

Serial Number 10441774 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Adjusted changed from No to Yes

Anonymous · September 15, 2012

Serial Number 10441504 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Adjusted changed from No to Yes
Elgin Grade 239 Pocket Watch
Elgin Grade 239 Pocket Watch