Pocket Watch Database

From the American Horology Archive:
Elgin Grade 150 Pocket Watch

Elgin National Watch Co.

Grade: 150

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 6349085
Grade: 150
Model: 5
Class: 7
Estimated Production Year: 1896
Run Quantity: 1,000
Grade/Model Run: 1 of 23
Total Production: 7,820
Size: 18s
Jewels: 20j
Jewel Material: Ruby
Jewel Setting: Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Inlay Color: Gilt
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Moseley
Hairspring: Breguet
Standard Dial Type: Double-Sunk
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
Railroad Grade Classification: Class C
U.S. Patents: 77078, 347272, 345619
Data Research: 1896 Elgin Serial List
1904 Elgin Serial List
1915 Elgin Serial List
1927/1950 Elgin Serial List
Case: Various
Database Version: v48.443
Research Note: #6349916: Verified as Marked "21 Jewels" [eBay #184159759151].

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Anonymous · December 3, 2021

Serial Number 6349894 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · September 30, 2021

Serial Number 6349973 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: This one is 21 jewels adjusted but not railroad
grade it's pendant set.
Curator Response: Thanks for the report. A pendant-set watch with these features would have been accepted on most American railroads at the time of production.

Anonymous · September 28, 2021

Serial Number 6349973 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: This one is marked 21 jewels adjusted.
Curator Response: Thanks for the report. If possible, please upload an image of the movement to your collection for further evaluation and documentation.

slitvinoff 18 · February 5, 2020

Serial Number 6349916 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: The watch has 21 jewels and the movement is marked
as such. The total production of 21 jewels is only
2917. The year of manufacturing is 1895. Not 1896.
Curator Response: The remaining Grade 150 runs are marked "21 Jewels." Total production of the 21 Jewel variants far exceeds 2917. What is your primary source your claim that the watch was manufactured in 1895?

Rickhufnagel7 Top Contributor Elgin Expert Hampden Expert Supporter 614 · October 18, 2019

Serial Number 6349614 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · July 17, 2019

Serial Number 6349069 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · February 27, 2018

Serial Number 6349085 was reported as accurate.

cdrridg 42 · December 9, 2016

Serial Number 6349177 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: The movement is lever set, not pendant set - this
is also a criteria for railroad grade...
Curator Response: Thanks for the report. Elgin Grade 150 is Pendant-Set. Could you upload clear images of the movement and the dial with lever showing? Also, Pendant-set would have been accepted on a variety of railroads around the time this watch was manufacturered (c.1896).
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 20j or 21j to 20j

Anonymous · June 4, 2015

Serial Number 6349409 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 21j to 20j

Anonymous · September 22, 2012

Serial Number 6349899 was reported as accurate.

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

Anonymous · September 22, 2012

Serial Number 6349465 was reported as accurate.

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

Anonymous · September 22, 2012

Serial Number 6349296 was reported as accurate.

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

Anonymous · September 22, 2012

Serial Number 6349029 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Adjusted changed from No to Yes
Elgin Grade 150 Pocket Watch