Pocket Watch Database

From the American Horology Archive:
Elgin Grade 12 Pocket Watch
Elgin Grade 12 Pocket Watch

Elgin National Watch Co.

Grade: 12

Chas. Fargo

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 282785
Grade: 12
Variation: Chas. Fargo
Model: 1
Class: 5
Estimated Production Year: 1873
Run Quantity: 4,000
Grade/Model Run: 37 of 59
Grade/Model Total Production: 70,255
Variant Est. Production: 16,347 (18S-M1-7J-HGK-U-CHAS. FARGO)
Size: 18s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Adaptable
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Slow
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
Registry Population: 24 (0.60%)
Database Version: v49.708

Production Metrics Tree: Grade 12

Target Profile: 18S-M1-7J-HGK-U-CHAS. FARGO

Elgin Grade 12 (All Variations): 70,255 ETP
18S: 70,255 100.00%
18s, Grade 12
18S-M1: 70,255 100.00%
18s, Grade 12, Model 1
18S-M1-7J: 24,847 35.37%
18s, Grade 12, Model 1, 7 Jewels
Other: 45,408
Other Jewels or Unclassified
18S-M1-7J-HGK: 24,847 35.37%
18s, Grade 12, Model 1, 7 Jewels, Adaptable/Key/Gilt
18S-M1-7J-HGK-U: 24,847 35.37%
18S-M1-7J-HGK-U-CHAS. FARGO: 16,347 23.27%

Population Registry for This Run

Image Serial Number Run Position Primary Identification Method Discovery Date
1 280018 #18 Inferred
2 280045 #45 Marketplace February 11, 2017
3 280424 #424 Marketplace July 28, 2013
4 280442 #442 Marketplace January 05, 2014
5 280481 #481 Marketplace October 15, 2022
6 280564 #564 Marketplace August 07, 2019
7 280587 #587 Marketplace January 05, 2015
8 280600 #600 Marketplace May 07, 2014
9 280673 #673 Marketplace September 13, 2013
10 280706 #706 Marketplace July 09, 2016
11 280748 #748 Marketplace April 13, 2014
12 280796 #796 Marketplace March 02, 2014
13 280868 #868 Marketplace June 07, 2013
14 281222 #1222 Marketplace August 18, 2019
15 281467 #1467 Marketplace May 17, 2021
16 281596 #1596 Marketplace December 09, 2012
17 281692 #1692 Marketplace August 07, 2019
18 281704 #1704 Marketplace January 13, 2014
19 281937 #1937 Marketplace April 01, 2018
20 281963 #1963 Inferred
21 282120 #2120 Marketplace February 11, 2021
22 282226 #2226 Marketplace August 08, 2022
23
Image Credit: MJKauz
282785 #2785 Collection July 03, 2020
24
Image Credit: eplebuch
283155 #3155 Collection January 21, 2013
Standard Deviation of Known Examples: 850.78 (Expected: 1,154.84, Δ304.07/7.60%)

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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 · December 22, 2021

Serial Number 281884 was reported as accurate.

Jwatch73 25 · August 29, 2019

Serial Number 280537 was reported as accurate.

bubba70 543 · May 12, 2019

Serial Number 281840 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · September 6, 2018

Serial Number 281249 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · January 27, 2018

Serial Number 280673 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · October 5, 2017

Serial Number 282540 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · September 17, 2017

Serial Number 281455 was reported as accurate.

rtwatches 943 · August 21, 2017

Serial Number 282731 was reported as accurate.

EJpocket 5 · April 13, 2017

Serial Number 281003 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.

Anonymous · April 2, 2017

Serial Number 282575 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · October 6, 2016

Serial Number 282573 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · July 30, 2016

Serial Number 283888 was reported as accurate.

cmdraven 3542 · July 9, 2016

Serial Number 280706 was reported as accurate.

jerrydk7 227 · May 21, 2014

Serial Number 280600 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · February 13, 2014

Serial Number 280397 was reported as accurate.

sangamo 20 · September 14, 2013

Serial Number 280673 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · July 14, 2013

Serial Number 283356 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · April 28, 2013

Serial Number 282656 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.

Anonymous · April 5, 2013

Serial Number 283213 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · March 1, 2013

Serial Number 281653 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Movemeng signed Chas. Fargo

Anonymous · February 1, 2013

Serial Number 281399 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Chas Fargo

Anonymous · January 16, 2013

Serial Number 283255 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Movement marked 'CHAS. FARGO.' not 'M.D. OGDEN'

Anonymous · October 29, 2012

Serial Number 283015 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · August 30, 2012

Serial Number 282406 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.
Elgin Grade 12 Pocket Watch
Elgin Grade 12 Pocket Watch