Pocket Watch Database

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

Elgin National Watch Co.

Grade: 82

G.M. Wheeler

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 873144
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
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]

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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 Movement
Elgin Grade 82 Pocket Watch Movement