Pocket Watch Database

From the American Horology Archive:
Elgin Grade 59 Pocket Watch Movement

Elgin National Watch Co.

Grade: 59

"Leader" or "Inter-Ocean"

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 421663
Grade: 59
Model: 1
Class: 15
Estimated Production Year: 1875
Run Quantity: 1,600
Grade/Model Run: 5 of 10
Total Production: 45,000
Size: 17s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Either
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Slow
Regulator: Plain
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Data Research: 1896 Elgin Serial List
1904 Elgin Serial List
1915 Elgin Serial List
1927/1950 Elgin Serial List
Research Note: #420446: Verified as Marked "Inter-Ocean" [eBay #293144985211]

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guyirun 43 · January 13, 2020

Serial Number 421663 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · July 30, 2019

Serial Number 420446 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · July 3, 2016

Serial Number 420887 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · April 13, 2015

Serial Number 421095 was reported as accurate.

LeroyC 392 · December 29, 2014

Serial Number 421977 was reported as accurate.

von1943 357 · December 7, 2014

Serial Number 421848 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · November 29, 2014

Serial Number 421848 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · July 24, 2013

Serial Number 421445 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · June 26, 2013

Serial Number 421481 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Key Set from front not rear as shown in example.

Anonymous · October 5, 2012

Serial Number 421864 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Model 2, it is key set from the front not the rear
as the Model 1 shown in the Example Image is.
Curator Response: Thanks for the report. The Model 2 is Lever-Set. This watch would still be classified as Model 1 even with the front-setting arrangement.

Anonymous · October 5, 2012

Serial Number 421864 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · September 24, 2012

Serial Number 421481 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · August 5, 2012

Serial Number 420446 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · August 5, 2012

Serial Number 420446 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · August 5, 2012

Serial Number 420446 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · August 5, 2012

Serial Number 420446 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · July 31, 2012

Serial Number 420446 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Movement is signed Inter-Ocean not Leader
Elgin Grade 59 Pocket Watch Movement