Pocket Watch Database

From the American Horology Archive:
Elgin Grade 571 Pocket Watch Movement

Elgin National Watch Co.

Grade: 571

Mixed Run of Late Elgin Grades (556, 554, 575, 607, 618, 642, 661, 670, and 673 Reported)

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: S950621
Grade: 571
Model: 20
Estimated Production Year: 1952
Run Quantity: 394,000
Grade/Model Run: 15 of 26
Total Production: 563,000
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Ball
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 6
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
U.S. Patents: 77078
Database Version: v48.039

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Data Verification Reports

557001
Verification Serial Map
951000

Anonymous · January 5, 2022

Serial Number S939443 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Grade is 554
Curator Response: Thanks for the report.

Anonymous · October 14, 2021

Serial Number S692838 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Serial number S692838 is an Elgin 17 jewel 673
grade ADJ’D wristwatch.
Curator Response: Thanks for the report. If possible, please upload an image of the movement to your collection for further evaluation and documentation.

Anonymous · August 20, 2021

Serial Number S940290 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: S940290 is a model 554, has 17 Jewels 14s Pendent
wristwatch, Adjusted, not railroad grade,
Curator Response: Thanks for the report. If possible, please upload an image of the movement to your collection for further evaluation and documentation.

Mobilaero Top Contributor Supporter 264 · July 10, 2021

Serial Number S950621 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Nathan, I was poking around looking 16s 19J+
Elgins for sale and comparing them to past sales
and noticed S950621 is listed as a 571 but the
movement photograph shows 575 stamped on the train
bridge. Most likely a typo?
Curator Response: Thanks for the report. This run is mixed with late-production grades. With more known examples surfacing, hopefully we can begin to determine the run segments in the near future. This will begin to correct some of the assigned images for the run.

MoatsJustin1 2199 · January 25, 2021

Serial Number S634556 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · January 1, 2021

Serial Number S700827 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: It is a wrist watch movement
Curator Response: Thanks for the report. If possible, please upload an image of the movement to your collection for further evaluation and documentation.

Anonymous · December 23, 2020

Serial Number S626499 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: 21 JEWEL 670 MENS WRISTWATCH MOVEMENT

Anonymous · November 21, 2020

Serial Number S598608 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Marked 21 jewels Adj'd 670
Curator Response: Thanks for the report. If possible, please upload an image of the movement to your collection for further evaluation and documentation.

Anonymous · October 11, 2020

Serial Number S664724 was reported as accurate.

MoatsJustin1 2199 · September 28, 2020

Serial Number S710831 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Elgin 642 17j Manual Movement

Anonymous · July 22, 2020

Serial Number S867325 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.

CLOCKWORKBRIAN72 48 · July 11, 2020

Serial Number S577144 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · March 9, 2020

Serial Number S864209 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: I have wrist watch with Caliber 643 , 17 Jewel,
Swiss Made , Inside back case engraved # S864209,
10K Gold Filled

hfoster 1 · January 31, 2020

Serial Number S798039 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.

rtwatches 943 · December 30, 2019

Serial Number S937961 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Marked Grade 661 19/0s, 17j, Adj'd

rtwatches 943 · December 14, 2019

Serial Number S559386 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Grade 554 ADJ'D 17 Jewels

Anonymous · November 21, 2019

Serial Number S560428 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.

Anonymous · September 26, 2019

Serial Number S787075 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: 867

Anonymous · August 7, 2019

Serial Number S917511 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: This one is an Elgin Deluxe 17 jewel ladies
wristwatch

Anonymous · July 24, 2019

Serial Number S678338 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: No, s678338 is a model 618 18 jewel, bumper style
automatic winding wristwatch.
Curator Response: Thanks for the report. If possible, please upload an image of the movement to your collection for further evaluation and documentation.

swhite1750 25 · April 6, 2019

Serial Number S950621 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: For serial number S950621:
Grade 575
4 Adjustments
15 Jewels
Curator Response: Thanks for the report and image uploads. Very helpful.

Anonymous · February 10, 2019

Serial Number S644274 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Lord Elgin SN S644274 is grade 670 stamped into
the plate.
The plate reads "ELGIN 670 U-S-A
21 JEWELS
S644274
AD'J"

Wbridg10 111 · December 27, 2018

Serial Number S950484 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · November 9, 2018

Serial Number S950146 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · October 15, 2018

Serial Number S816682 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · August 23, 2018

Serial Number S557486 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · July 2, 2018

Serial Number S787108 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.

Anonymous · June 17, 2018

Serial Number S559239 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.

Anonymous · May 4, 2018

Serial Number S708170 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: 642 17 jewels 8/0 size approx.

sheena Supporter 13 · March 13, 2018

Serial Number S645389 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: My # S645389 is a Lord Elgin, 21J, 670

Iatwatch 20 · January 25, 2018

Serial Number S570630 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Basically all wrong
10/0s not 16s
grade 554
marked "ADJ'D"
Pendant set

Anonymous · January 6, 2018

Serial Number S676387 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: The serial S676387 does belonge to a Grade 618
movement. 18 Jewels and Adjusted.

Anonymous · July 28, 2017

Serial Number S911283 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.

Iatwatch 20 · April 8, 2017

Serial Number S601001 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: grade 670
size 15/0

Anonymous · November 5, 2016

Serial Number S644274 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: 21 jewel Lord Elgin wrist watch
Marked on movement as follows:
"21 JEWELS"
"ELGIN 670 U-S-A"
"ADJ'D"

Anonymous · October 22, 2016

Serial Number S786884 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · September 15, 2016

Serial Number S918514 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · August 23, 2016

Serial Number S639614 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.

Anonymous · May 5, 2016

Serial Number S594444 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: This serial number is on a 15/0, 21j Elgin 670
currently on Ebay

Anonymous · May 5, 2016

Serial Number S648734 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: This serial number is on a 15/0, 21j Elgin 670
movement, currently on Ebay.

Anonymous · April 11, 2016

Serial Number S768265 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: 21 jewel Lord Elgin wrist watch

Anonymous · October 29, 2015

Serial Number S795958 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: grade 673 - wristwatch movement

Anonymous · July 9, 2015

Serial Number S718917 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · July 9, 2015

Serial Number S718917 was reported as accurate.

crispy 313 · May 28, 2015

Serial Number S832926 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.

Jake111 1 · May 6, 2015

Serial Number S569088 was reported as accurate.

shannonwhite1893 9 · February 4, 2015

Serial Number S950621 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Grade 575, 4 adj., 15 jewels
Changes since this report was submitted:
Adjusted # Positions changed from 8 to 6

Anonymous · December 31, 2014

Serial Number S656062 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: I have a grade 607 with this serial number.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Adjusted # Positions changed from 8 to 6

Anonymous · August 12, 2014

Serial Number S678959 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Mine is a 618 automatic w.w.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Adjusted # Positions changed from 8 to 6

GuyJLemi 33 · August 6, 2014

Serial Number S557560 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Adjusted # Positions changed from 8 to 6

Jake111 1 · June 23, 2014

Serial Number S569088 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Adjusted # Positions changed from 8 to 6

irishred 38 · June 22, 2014

Serial Number S557101 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Adjusted # Positions changed from 8 to 6

lspadaro 2 · June 9, 2014

Serial Number S758332 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Adjusted # Positions changed from 8 to 6

frederick5127 5 · May 9, 2014

Serial Number S631207 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Adjusted # Positions changed from 8 to 6

Anonymous · October 14, 2013

Serial Number S765637 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: 556 Calibre 21j lord Elgin model. Date is correct,
grade details incorrect .
Changes since this report was submitted:
Adjusted # Positions changed from 8 to 6

Anonymous · August 20, 2013

Serial Number S950700 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Adjusted # Positions changed from 8 to 6

Anonymous · August 1, 2013

Serial Number S950700 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Adjusted # Positions changed from 8 to 6

Anonymous · May 29, 2013

Serial Number S686368 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: s686368 is a 618 - the shockproofed form of the
Elgin Bumper Automatic. I have this movement in
my possession
Changes since this report was submitted:
Adjusted # Positions changed from 8 to 6

Anonymous · May 3, 2013

Serial Number S688177 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: S688177 is a gr 618 automatic (bumper-wind) in my
collection.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Adjusted changed from No to Yes
Adjusted # Positions changed from 5 to 6

Anonymous · March 7, 2013

Serial Number S676917 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: S676917 is a model 618, 18 jewel bumper wind USA
made wristwatch
Changes since this report was submitted:
Adjusted changed from No to Yes
Adjusted # Positions changed from 5 to 6

Anonymous · March 2, 2013

Serial Number S583444 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Adjusted changed from No to Yes
Adjusted # Positions changed from 5 to 6

Anonymous · February 8, 2013

Serial Number S910656 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Adjusted changed from No to Yes
Adjusted # Positions changed from 5 to 6

Anonymous · June 7, 2012

Serial Number S950621 was reported as inaccurate.

No further details were submitted with the report.

Anonymous · May 18, 2012

Serial Number S656352 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: I have S656352, and it's a 607 automatic.

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Elgin Grade 571 Pocket Watch Movement