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From the American Horology Archive:
Elgin Grade 55 Pocket Watch

Elgin National Watch Co.

Grade: 55

J.T. Ryerson

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 5575
Grade: 55
Variation: J.T. Ryerson
Model: 1
Class: 5
Estimated Production Year: 1867
Run Quantity: 1,000
Grade/Model Run: 1 of 99
Total Production: 73,095
Size: 18s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Adaptable
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Balance Type: Solid
Balance Material: Nickel
Train: Slow
Regulator: Plain
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
U.S. Patents: 77078
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Case: Various
Database Version: v48.272

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Anonymous · March 1, 2021

Serial Number 5825 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · May 21, 2020

Serial Number 5168 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · November 17, 2019

Serial Number 5432 was reported as inaccurate.

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Anonymous · July 30, 2019

Serial Number 5825 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · May 11, 2019

Serial Number 5987 was reported as inaccurate.

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Anonymous · August 10, 2018

Serial Number 5695 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · November 22, 2017

Serial Number 5915 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · September 27, 2017

Serial Number 5377 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · July 9, 2017

Serial Number 5520 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · October 13, 2015

Serial Number 5020 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.

Anonymous · November 29, 2014

Serial Number 5778 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · April 22, 2014

Serial Number 5114 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.

Anonymous · January 27, 2014

Serial Number 5579 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · November 29, 2013

Serial Number 5560 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · October 7, 2013

Serial Number 5972 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · July 15, 2013

Serial Number 5866 was reported as inaccurate.

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Anonymous · May 7, 2013

Serial Number 5625 was reported as inaccurate.

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Anonymous · April 27, 2013

Serial Number 5575 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: It's OK, a grade 55, just note it's a Ryerson.

Anonymous · April 11, 2013

Serial Number 5053 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.

Anonymous · February 19, 2013

Serial Number 5396 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · November 18, 2012

Serial Number 5216 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.
Elgin Grade 55 Pocket Watch