Pocket Watch Database

From the American Horology Archive:
Elgin Grade 454 Pocket Watch

Elgin National Watch Co.

Grade: 454

Father Time

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 21526513
Grade: 454
Model: 15
Estimated Production Year: 1919
Run Quantity: 1,000
Grade/Model Run: 15 of 52
Total Production: 64,000
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
Jewel Material: Ruby & Sapphire
Jewel Setting: Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Traveling Nut (spring)
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 Available: Yes
Wind Indicator Present: Unknown
U.S. Patents: 77078, 596407, 596408
Data Research: 1927/1950 Elgin Serial List
Case: Various
Registry Population: 14 (1.40%)
Database Version: v49.432

Production Metrics Tree: Grade 454

Target Profile: 16S-M15-21J-ONL-A5PTI

Elgin Grade 454 (All Variations): 64,000 ETP
16S: 64,000 100.00%
16s, Grade 454
16S-M15: 64,000 100.00%
16s, Grade 454, Model 15
16S-M15-21J: 64,000 100.00%
16s, Grade 454, Model 15, 21 Jewels
16S-M15-21J-ONL: 64,000 100.00%
16s, Grade 454, Model 15, 21 Jewels, Openface/Lever/Nickel
16S-M15-21J-ONL-A5PTI: 64,000 100.00%

Population Registry for This Run

Image Serial Number Run Position Primary Identification Method Discovery Date
1 21526056 #56 Collection August 19, 2016
2 21526074 #74 Collection August 08, 2015
3 21526145 #145 Collection August 30, 2018
4 21526218 #218 Marketplace November 21, 2013
5 21526226 #226 Marketplace September 20, 2016
6 21526272 #272 Collection December 25, 2019
7 21526306 #306 Marketplace February 17, 2013
8 21526504 #504 Inferred
9 21526513 #513 Marketplace June 06, 2018
10 21526643 #643 Marketplace February 10, 2018
11 21526737 #737 Inferred
12 21526752 #752 Marketplace June 03, 2017
13 21526784 #784 Marketplace October 15, 2020
14 21526819 #819 Marketplace December 29, 2018
Standard Deviation of Known Examples: 278.32 (Expected: 288.82, Δ10.50/1.05%)

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Anonymous · March 16, 2022

Serial Number 21526727 was reported as accurate.

texnet Supporter 684 · August 30, 2018

Serial Number 21526145 was reported as accurate.

cmdraven 3507 · June 6, 2018

Serial Number 21526513 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · January 5, 2018

Serial Number 21526679 was reported as accurate.

yoader Supporter 1 · August 21, 2017

Serial Number 21526895 was reported as accurate.

dfchong 837 · September 24, 2016

Serial Number 21526226 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · September 16, 2016

Serial Number 21526226 was reported as accurate.

Bulldog1964 7 · August 19, 2016

Serial Number 21526056 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · July 24, 2014

Serial Number 21526945 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · July 21, 2014

Serial Number 21526836 was reported as accurate.

Elgin Grade 454 Pocket Watch