Pocket Watch Database

From the American Horology Archive:
Elgin Grade 8 Pocket Watch

Elgin National Watch Co.

Grade: 8

M.D. Ogden

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 257048
Grade: 8
Variation: M.D. Ogden
Model: 2
Class: 5
Estimated Production Year: 1873
Run Quantity: 1,700
Grade/Model Run: 1 of 2
Grade/Model Total Production: 1,917
Size: 18s
Jewels: 11j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Signing Style: Mixed
Movement Inlay Color: None
Movement Setting: Lever
Wind Mechanism:Transitional
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Slow
Regulator: Plain
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
U.S. Patents: 77078
Movement Markings: M.D. Ogden
Elgin.
Patent Pinion
Data Research: 1896 Elgin Serial List
1904 Elgin Serial List
1915 Elgin Serial List
1927/1950 Elgin Serial List
Case: Various
Run ID: 256.8G1.18S237.182M15.H255.L15.11J125
Database Version: v52.111
Advanced Metrics
PWDB Absolute Rarity Index:
Scoped for Grade/Size/Model/Configuration
5.74
PWDB Relative Rarity Index:
Rarity within Manufacturer - Scoped for Grade/Size/Model/Configuration
2.17
Share of Production:
Share within Manufacturer - Scoped for Grade/Size/Model/Configuration
0.004%
Registry Population: 22 (1.29%)
Research Note: The Elgin 1896 Material Catalog designates this run as "Ogden, Series 2" while all Grade 8 (Not Ogden) runs published in the 1896 Material Catalog were designated as "Series 3." Series designations were transitioned to model numbers in the 1904 Material Catalog.

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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 · January 15, 2024

Serial Number 258349 was reported as accurate.

Dave895 Supporter 90 · June 23, 2023

Serial Number 258201 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · October 16, 2021

Serial Number 258390 was reported as accurate.

Rickhufnagel7 Top Contributor Elgin Expert Hampden Expert Supporter 617 · November 15, 2019

Serial Number 257771 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · September 23, 2019

Serial Number 258146 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · January 15, 2019

Serial Number 257307 was reported as accurate.

Rickhufnagel7 Top Contributor Elgin Expert Hampden Expert Supporter 617 · November 1, 2018

Serial Number 258418 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · July 9, 2013

Serial Number 258479 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 7J to 11j

Anonymous · July 9, 2013

Serial Number 257661 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 7J to 11j

Anonymous · February 15, 2013

Serial Number 257160 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 7J to 11j
Elgin Grade 8 Pocket Watch