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From the American Horology Archive:
Elgin Grade 60 Pocket Watch

Elgin National Watch Co.

Grade: 60

Mixed

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 477159
Grade: 60
Variation: Mixed
Model: 1
Class: 5
Estimated Production Year: 1876
Run Quantity: 3,500
Grade/Model Run: 3 of 11
Total Production: 21,500
Size: 18s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Adaptable
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Balance Type: Solid
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
Database Version: v48.496
Research Note: #475196 Reported as Marked "The Age." #477391 Reported as Marked "Advance." #475805 Reported as Marked "The Chief."

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Anonymous · March 16, 2022

Serial Number 478006 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · December 16, 2020

Serial Number 475607 was reported as accurate.

Rickhufnagel7 Top Contributor Elgin Expert Hampden Expert Supporter 614 · June 28, 2020

Serial Number 476571 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · April 22, 2020

Serial Number 476449 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · April 19, 2020

Serial Number 476571 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · July 18, 2019

Serial Number 477577 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: This has maybe 11 jewels
Curator Response: Thanks for the report. If possible, please upload an image of the movement to your collection for further evaluation and documentation.

Anonymous · February 13, 2019

Serial Number 477839 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · January 31, 2017

Serial Number 478112 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · January 8, 2017

Serial Number 477684 was reported as accurate.

Harley505 Supporter 78 · July 20, 2016

Serial Number 476046 was reported as accurate.

rnfwatch 122 · March 3, 2014

Serial Number 477159 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: One minor note: key wind guard is held in place
with two screws on my movement, and also on sn
458687 as show in picture. One other note: whereas
458687 shows a solid balance wheel with no timing
screws, mine has timing screws on a split balance
wheel. It is reasonable to assume this change
occurred in the narrow time between these two
movements. Additional decorative engraving was
also added to the balance cock between these two
movements.
Curator Response: Thanks for the report. This likely indicates the balance and balance bridge were swapped at some point. Check the serial number stamped under the balance bridge and compare it to the movement serial.

Anonymous · November 21, 2013

Serial Number 478347 was reported as accurate.

Packard51 8 · June 21, 2013

Serial Number 477274 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · June 14, 2013

Serial Number 475167 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · May 23, 2013

Serial Number 477274 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · August 6, 2012

Serial Number 477391 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Movement is 11j and marked "ADVANCE" on barrel
bridge.

Anonymous · July 9, 2012

Serial Number 478447 was reported as accurate.

Elgin Grade 60 Pocket Watch