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From the American Horology Archive:
Elgin Grade 62 Pocket Watch Movement
Elgin Grade 62 Pocket Watch Movement

Elgin National Watch Co.

Grade: 62

H.Z. Culver

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 1632
Grade: 62
Variation: H.Z. Culver
Model: 1
Class: 2
Estimated Production Year: 1867
Run Quantity: 800
Grade/Model Run: 1 of 17
Total Production: 16,146
Size: 18s
Jewels: 15j
Movement Configuration: Either
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Plain
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
U.S. Patents: 77078
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Research Note: Some movements in this run are marked "Culver" instead of "H.Z. Culver." The "Culver" movements were originally intended to be sold as a distinctive grade featuring a solid steel balance wheel and were only produced for a short period of time before discontinuation. Some transitional movements are marked "Culver" with the upgraded expansion balance. Later, the "H.Z. Culver" and "Culver" movements were consolidated in material catalogs. #1155: Verified as Marked "Culver" with solid balance wheel. #1154: Verified as Marked "H.Z. Culver" with an expansion balance. #1237: Verified as Marked "Culver" with expansion balance (balance serial numbers match).

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Anonymous · July 29, 2019

Serial Number 1603 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · June 5, 2019

Serial Number 1738 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.

Just4orfun 117 · February 26, 2018

Serial Number 1155 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · September 1, 2017

Serial Number 1012 was reported as accurate.

Franklin3 1 · October 20, 2016

Serial Number 1682 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · June 20, 2016

Serial Number 1798 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · March 31, 2016

Serial Number 1722 was reported as accurate.

Klinej54 21 · January 2, 2016

Serial Number 1798 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · November 14, 2015

Serial Number 1798 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Marked H. Z. Culver

Anonymous · November 2, 2015

Serial Number 1201 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · May 26, 2015

Serial Number 1361 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · January 3, 2015

Serial Number 1259 was reported as accurate.

jameslisa 1 · August 14, 2014

Serial Number 1233 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · May 6, 2014

Serial Number 1407 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · September 11, 2013

Serial Number 1221 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · August 29, 2013

Serial Number 1517 was reported as accurate.

MikeBailey 11 · July 19, 2013

Serial Number 1665 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · July 8, 2013

Serial Number 1221 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: My Elgin H Z Culver came in an open face case
with original open face dial.

Anonymous · May 14, 2013

Serial Number 1777 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · March 24, 2013

Serial Number 001544 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · March 20, 2013

Serial Number 1503 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · February 1, 2013

Serial Number 1123 was reported as accurate.

Elgin Grade 62 Pocket Watch Movement
Elgin Grade 62 Pocket Watch Movement