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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: 59204
Grade: 55
Variation: J.T. Ryerson
Model: 1
Class: 5
Estimated Production Year: 1871
Run Quantity: 3,000
Grade/Model Run: 31 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
Data Research: 1896 Elgin Serial List
1904 Elgin Serial List
1915 Elgin Serial List
1927/1950 Elgin Serial List
Case: Various
Registry Population: 13 (0.43%)
Database Version: v49.391

Production Metrics Tree: Grade 55

Target Profile: 18S-M1-7J-HGK-U-J.T. RYERSON

Elgin Grade 55 (All Variations): 73,095 ETP
18S: 73,095 100.00%
18s, Grade 55
18S-M1: 73,095 100.00%
18s, Grade 55, Model 1
18S-M1-7J: 61,318 83.89%
18s, Grade 55, Model 1, 7 Jewels
Other: 11,777
Other Jewels or Unclassified
18S-M1-7J-HGK: 61,318 83.89%
18s, Grade 55, Model 1, 7 Jewels, Adaptable/Key/Gilt
18S-M1-7J-HGK-U: 61,318 83.89%
18S-M1-7J-HGK-U-J.T. RYERSON: 42,084 57.57% Other: 19,234
Other Variants or Unclassified

Population Registry for This Run

Image Serial Number Run Position Primary Identification Method Discovery Date
1 57413 #413 Inferred
2 58192 #1192 Collection November 14, 2019
3 58213 #1213 Collection January 22, 2014
4 58228 #1228 Collection August 10, 2015
5 58681 #1681 Collection September 27, 2015
6 58766 #1766 Collection September 11, 2017
7 58899 #1899 Collection September 28, 2014
8 58998 #1998 Inferred
9 59117 #2117 Collection December 30, 2014
10 59204 #2204 Collection November 12, 2016
11 59285 #2285 Collection June 05, 2021
12 59558 #2558 Collection July 26, 2015
13 59810 #2810 Inferred
Standard Deviation of Known Examples: 653.39 (Expected: 866.17, Δ212.78/7.09%)

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Anonymous · September 10, 2022

Serial Number 57046 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · December 4, 2021

Serial Number 57953 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · June 16, 2021

Serial Number 59779 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · April 6, 2021

Serial Number 59478 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · March 2, 2021

Serial Number 59251 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: This is a possible Elgin 2s, from private label
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Jel2692 2 · December 25, 2020

Serial Number 57868 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · April 25, 2019

Serial Number 57730 was reported as accurate.

VICTORIAN1859 69 · September 17, 2017

Serial Number 59204 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · April 14, 2017

Serial Number 58995 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.

Anonymous · February 20, 2017

Serial Number 59526 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · July 28, 2016

Serial Number 57300 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · February 20, 2016

Serial Number 58929 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.

Anonymous · September 15, 2015

Serial Number 58475 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.

Rebelyell 11 · July 26, 2015

Serial Number 59558 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · November 29, 2014

Serial Number 57748 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · November 27, 2014

Serial Number 57394 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · October 17, 2013

Serial Number 58006 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · September 22, 2013

Serial Number 58392 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.

Anonymous · September 15, 2013

Serial Number 58025 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · August 8, 2013

Serial Number 57006 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · January 28, 2013

Serial Number 57839 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.

Anonymous · January 1, 2013

Serial Number 59575 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.

Anonymous · September 24, 2012

Serial Number 57006 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · August 31, 2012

Serial Number 59677 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · July 21, 2012

Serial Number 57878 was reported as accurate.

Elgin Grade 55 Pocket Watch