Pocket Watch Database

From the American Horology Archive:
Elgin Grade 69 Pocket Watch

Elgin National Watch Co.

Grade: 69

B.W. Raymond

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 30854
Grade: 69
Variation: B.W. Raymond
Model: 1
Class: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1869
Run Quantity: 500
Grade/Model Run: 9 of 24
Total Production: 29,054
Size: 18s
Jewels: 15j
Movement Configuration: Adaptable
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 2
Adjustment Tolerance: [21] 2P +/- 15 s/24hrs., Temp. +/- 8 s/16hrs., Reg. +/- 5 s/24hrs.
Railroad Grade: Yes
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: 4 (0.80%)
Database Version: v49.391
Research Note: Later factory serial lists record this run as ending at 31,100. However, earlier lists reveal the original ending serial number was designated as 31,000 with the next run beginning at 31,101. It is likely an attempt was made to correct this discrepancy in later serial lists by extending the previous run by 100 units. However, observations of surviving samples have confirmed that this run terminates at 31,000 and the next run begins at 31,001, despite the inconsistencies in the later factory serial lists. As a result, the total estimated production displayed for the Grade 69 will be inconsistent with other resources that rely on the factory serial lists.

Production Metrics Tree: Grade 69

Target Profile: 18S-M1-15J-HGK-A2P-B.W. RAYMOND

Elgin Grade 69 (All Variations): 29,054 ETP
18S: 29,054 100.00%
18s, Grade 69
18S-M1: 29,054 100.00%
18s, Grade 69, Model 1
18S-M1-15J: 29,054 100.00%
18s, Grade 69, Model 1, 15 Jewels
18S-M1-15J-HGK: 29,054 100.00%
18s, Grade 69, Model 1, 15 Jewels, Adaptable/Key/Gilt
18S-M1-15J-HGK-A2P: 29,054 100.00%
18S-M1-15J-HGK-A2P-B.W. RAYMOND: 26,054 89.67% Other: 3,000
Other Variants or Unclassified

Population Registry for This Run

Image Serial Number Run Position Primary Identification Method Discovery Date
1 30769 #269 Collection February 25, 2016
2 30774 #274 Collection January 20, 2021
3 30854 #354 Collection December 17, 2018
4 30960 #460 Collection March 16, 2016
Standard Deviation of Known Examples: 89.43 (Expected: 144.48, Δ55.06/11.01%)

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30501
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31000

Anonymous · May 25, 2020

Serial Number 30545 was reported as accurate.

wmike565 Supporter 108 · October 21, 2017

Serial Number 30774 was reported as accurate.

dgz1104 2 · February 25, 2016

Serial Number 30769 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · March 21, 2013

Serial Number 30995 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.

Anonymous · September 17, 2012

Serial Number 30534 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Adjusted changed from No to Yes

Anonymous · June 4, 2012

Serial Number 30824 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Adjusted changed from No to Yes
Elgin Grade 69 Pocket Watch