Pocket Watch Database

From the American Horology Archive:
Elgin Grade 478 Pocket Watch

Elgin National Watch Co.

Grade: 478

B.W. Raymond

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 29908364
Grade: 478
Variation: B.W. Raymond
Model: 15
Estimated Production Year: 1927
Run Quantity: 3,000
Grade/Model Run: 44 of 91
Grade/Model Total Production: 185,400
Variant Est. Production: 171,400 (16S-M15-21J-ONL-A5PTI)
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Ball
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
Wind Indicator Available: Yes
Wind Indicator Present: Mixed
U.S. Patents: 77078, 596407, 596408
Case: Various
Run ID: 13282.478G44.16S3417.1615M278.O6170.L2389.21J387
Data Research: 1927/1950 Elgin Serial List
Database Version: v52.338
Advanced Metrics
PWDB Absolute Rarity Index:
Scoped for Grade/Size/Model/Configuration
558.20
PWDB Relative Rarity Index:
Rarity within Manufacturer - Scoped for Grade/Size/Model/Configuration
215.65
Share of Production:
Share within Manufacturer - Scoped for Grade/Size/Model/Configuration
0.366%
Registry Population: 34 (1.13%)
$ Estimated Value (12 Month Change): 3.90% Analyzing 1,545 Sales

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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.


cjbrem Supporter 579 · May 29, 2024

Serial Number 29908293 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: No wind indicator, all else is correct.

jeromeschley 60 · January 9, 2022

Serial Number 29910294 was reported as accurate.

jeromeschley 60 · December 26, 2021

Serial Number 29910294 was reported as accurate.

ebsrods Supporter 117 · September 10, 2021

Serial Number 29910474 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Everything correct but mine has wind indicator.
Curator Response: Thanks for the confirmation!

Anonymous · August 28, 2021

Serial Number 29910076 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · June 7, 2021

Serial Number 29910248 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · May 23, 2021

Serial Number 29910050 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · May 20, 2021

Serial Number 29908805 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: No wind indicator.
Curator Response: Thanks for the report. The database has been updated accordingly.

Swatchild 20 · January 23, 2021

Serial Number 29910993 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · January 20, 2021

Serial Number 29909787 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · December 16, 2020

Serial Number 29909537 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · December 14, 2020

Serial Number 29909537 was reported as accurate.

skippytwo 10 · June 8, 2020

Serial Number 29909269 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · April 30, 2020

Serial Number 29908377 was reported as accurate.

Bluejay 179 · October 19, 2019

Serial Number 29910467 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: This movement, 29910467, has a wind indicator.
All else is correct.

Anonymous · September 4, 2019

Serial Number 29910860 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · January 29, 2019

Serial Number 29908293 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · June 17, 2018

Serial Number 29909112 was reported as accurate.

texnet 684 · June 5, 2018

Serial Number 29910773 was reported as accurate.

jcammaro 68 · May 8, 2018

Serial Number 29910222 was reported as accurate.

jcammaro 68 · May 5, 2018

Serial Number 29910222 was reported as accurate.

TimeKingJCW 11 · January 16, 2018

Serial Number 29910737 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · January 15, 2018

Serial Number 29910737 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · August 8, 2017

Serial Number 29910385 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · August 3, 2017

Serial Number 29910337 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · October 5, 2016

Serial Number 29910786 was reported as accurate.

Troush 1 · August 26, 2016

Serial Number 29909829 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · May 9, 2016

Serial Number 29908322 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · May 9, 2016

Serial Number 29908322 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · April 8, 2014

Serial Number 29908668 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · December 23, 2013

Serial Number 29908668 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · October 4, 2013

Serial Number 29909922 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: B.W. Raymond 22 jewel movement serial 29909922 was
manufactured late 1929 not 1930
Curator Response: The production year is simply an estimate, usually accurate within a range of +/- 3 years.

Anonymous · April 19, 2013

Serial Number 29908740 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · April 3, 2013

Serial Number 29910175 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · January 23, 2013

Serial Number 29910884 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · November 8, 2012

Serial Number 29910467 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: This movement has a winding indicator.

Anonymous · June 15, 2012

Serial Number 29910467 was reported as accurate.

Elgin Grade 478 Pocket Watch