Pocket Watch Database

From the American Horology Archive:
Elgin Grade 65 Pocket Watch

Elgin National Watch Co.

Grade: 65

Mixed Run: Size 8s and Size 6s Movements

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 1689567
Grade: 65
Model: 1
Class: 51
Estimated Production Year: 1885
Run Quantity: 5,000
Grade/Model Run: 11 of 19
Total Production: 42,000
Size: 8s
Jewels: 13j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
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
Database Version: v48.508
Research Note: While the majority of movements observed in this run are Size 8, #1689567 has been verified as Size 6 (photos), indicating the possible beginning transition point for Grade 65 occurred during this run. [eBay #312127927242]. #1689835: Verified as 6-Size featuring an arched serial number marking.

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Data Verification Reports

1685001
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1690000

Anonymous · June 7, 2022

Serial Number 1686355 was reported as accurate.

MARTIN500 23 · October 27, 2021

Serial Number 1686895 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · July 18, 2019

Serial Number 1688933 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · March 23, 2019

Serial Number 1688377 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · March 21, 2019

Serial Number 1689149 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · January 5, 2019

Serial Number 1685149 was reported as accurate.

RedTimepiece 1 · August 17, 2018

Serial Number 1689835 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · May 7, 2018

Serial Number 1689567 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · November 12, 2015

Serial Number 1685427 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Elgin Grade 65 is size 8s, not 6s
Changes since this report was submitted:
Size changed from 6 to 8

Dkaypepperscollection 14 · June 12, 2015

Serial Number 1685806 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Elgin gr 65 ss # 1685806, is a rare 8s size &
backside digital mics at 34.6mm, The info. listed
is inaccurate , shows 6s, this takes a rare size
8s HC
Changes since this report was submitted:
Size changed from 6 to 8

rtwatches 943 · March 2, 2015

Serial Number 1685403 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Size changed from 6 to 8

Anonymous · January 16, 2015

Serial Number 1686839 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Size changed from 6 to 8

cmdraven 3441 · October 18, 2014

Serial Number 1685806 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Size changed from 6 to 8

diamondz4ever 1 · May 15, 2014

Serial Number 1686174 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Size changed from 6 to 8

Kronk9 2 · April 6, 2014

Serial Number 1686632 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Size changed from 6 to 8

Anonymous · April 6, 2014

Serial Number 1686632 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Size changed from 6 to 8

cmdraven 3441 · October 3, 2013

Serial Number 1689546 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Size changed from 6 to 8

Anonymous · December 7, 2012

Serial Number 1689590 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Size changed from 6 to 8

Anonymous · October 22, 2012

Serial Number 1688413 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Size changed from 6 to 8
Elgin Grade 65 Pocket Watch