Pocket Watch Database

From the American Horology Archive:
Elgin Grade 82 Pocket Watch
Elgin Grade 82 Pocket Watch

Elgin National Watch Co.

Grade: 82

G.M. Wheeler

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 872826
Grade: 82
Variation: G.M. Wheeler
Model: 2
Class: 4
Estimated Production Year: 1881
Run Quantity: 4,000
Grade/Model Run: 4 of 69
Total Production: 163,000
Size: 18s
Jewels: 13j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Moseley
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: 37 (0.93%)
Database Version: v49.392
Research Note: The Elgin 1896 Material Catalog designates all Grade 82 runs prior to serial #874,001 as "Series 2" and all runs following #874,001 as "Series 3." Series designations were transitioned to model numbers in the 1904 Material Catalog. [1896 Material Catalog] 874001: Changed from Series 2 to Series 3 (Split Run). #872827: Verified as Marked "G.M. Wheeler" featuring 13 jewels and a case screw location indicating a Model 2. [eBay #382536503962]

Production Metrics Tree: Grade 82

Target Profile: 18S-M2-13J-HGL-U-G.M. WHEELER

Elgin Grade 82 (All Variations): 163,000 ETP
18S: 163,000 100.00%
18s, Grade 82
18S-M2: 8,000 4.91%
18s, Grade 82, Model 2
Other: 155,000
Other Models or Unclassified
18S-M2-13J: 8,000 4.91%
18s, Grade 82, Model 2, 13 Jewels
18S-M2-13J-HGL: 8,000 4.91%
18s, Grade 82, Model 2, 13 Jewels, Hunting/Lever/Gilt
18S-M2-13J-HGL-U: 8,000 4.91%
18S-M2-13J-HGL-U-G.M. WHEELER: 5,000 3.07% Other: 3,000
Other Variants or Unclassified

Population Registry for This Run

Image Serial Number Run Position Primary Identification Method Discovery Date
1 870023 #23 Marketplace October 16, 2022
2 870243 #243 Collection July 01, 2020
3 870253 #253 Collection August 21, 2014
4 870289 #289 Marketplace February 20, 2016
5 870306 #306 Inferred
6 870396 #396 Inferred
7 870440 #440 Inferred
8 870495 #495 Marketplace August 12, 2020
9 870603 #603 Marketplace November 09, 2020
10 870678 #678 Collection December 02, 2020
11 870710 #710 Inferred
12 870738 #738 Marketplace November 29, 2018
13 870800 #800 Marketplace March 14, 2015
14 870866 #866 Marketplace November 29, 2013
15 870958 #958 Marketplace January 03, 2021
16 871011 #1011 Marketplace September 12, 2021
17 871221 #1221 Collection February 06, 2018
18 871264 #1264 Marketplace February 04, 2014
19 871268 #1268 Marketplace June 04, 2021
20 871457 #1457 Collection June 26, 2018
21 871520 #1520 Marketplace May 15, 2013
22 871643 #1643 Marketplace April 30, 2019
23 871810 #1810 Marketplace August 05, 2017
24 872148 #2148 Marketplace February 02, 2015
25 872419 #2419 Marketplace October 12, 2018
26 872742 #2742 Marketplace July 18, 2014
27 872826 #2826 Collection October 02, 2015
28 872827 #2827 Marketplace August 06, 2018
29 872835 #2835 Marketplace May 10, 2018
30 872837 #2837 Marketplace February 09, 2014
31 872858 #2858 Marketplace July 27, 2014
32 872999 #2999 Marketplace September 16, 2014
33 873144 #3144 Collection March 29, 2017
34 873169 #3169 Marketplace August 05, 2016
35 873301 #3301 Inferred
36 873661 #3661 Marketplace July 31, 2016
37 873670 #3670 Collection December 18, 2014
Standard Deviation of Known Examples: 1,147.69 (Expected: 1,154.84, Δ7.16/0.18%)

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Data Verification Reports

870001
Verification Serial Map
874000

Anonymous · May 4, 2022

Serial Number 872393 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · September 24, 2021

Serial Number 870133 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Mine is marked 15 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 · March 6, 2020

Serial Number 870253 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · August 6, 2018

Serial Number 872827 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: #872827 is a G. M. Wheeler.

Anonymous · June 26, 2018

Serial Number 871457 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · September 16, 2017

Serial Number 873096 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · October 7, 2016

Serial Number 873940 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · March 20, 2016

Serial Number 872270 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · October 18, 2015

Serial Number 872781 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · October 8, 2015

Serial Number 872286 was reported as accurate.

ClassicTime56 5 · July 24, 2015

Serial Number 871123 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · December 18, 2014

Serial Number 873670 was reported as accurate.

1David 9 · August 25, 2014

Serial Number 870253 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Mine is a 13 jewel plus other items as previously
described tonite.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 15j to 13j

Anonymous · August 25, 2014

Serial Number 870253 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: The image of 1633262 is accurate. Mine looks just
like that. My Regulator looks just like 1633262.
My Regulator doesn't have nut and screw as in the
drawing, nor does it have a screw down jewel
setting next to the regulator scale.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 15j to 13j

1David 9 · August 21, 2014

Serial Number 870253 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Does not have a traveling regulator.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 15j to 13j

Anonymous · August 20, 2014

Serial Number 872623 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 15j to 13j

Anonymous · July 14, 2014

Serial Number 872858 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 15j to 13j

Anonymous · September 13, 2013

Serial Number 873380 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 15j to 13j

Anonymous · April 6, 2013

Serial Number 870032 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Jewels changed from 15j to 13j
Elgin Grade 82 Pocket Watch
Elgin Grade 82 Pocket Watch