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"High grade" Elgin "0" size

doug sinclair

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Steve,

According to my 1915 Elgin parts list your watch is described as follows:

Class- 112
Grade- 57
Size- 0, 3/4 plate
Style- Hunting, nickel
Model- 1st
Setting- Pendant
Train- Quick train
Jewels- 17 j

According to my list, there were three runs of class 112, grade 57 totalling 2,800 movements. Yours is from the third run. There were three runs of grade 174, class 57 movements which were described as being the same as the 112 totalling 2,200 movements. These numbers are corroborated in Roy Ehrhardt's Elgin Price Guide.

The first grade 112, class 57 s# was 3,073,001, the last was 4,633,800. The first grade 174, class 57 s# was 4,633,801, and the last was 6,903,000.

Hope you find a suitable case for it.

Regards,
Doug S.

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Dave Haynes

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Steve: Just a quick side note about these
high grade Elgin lady's watches: I
once saw an old price list for these and
they were very expensive. It was something
like $80-100. I recall it was as much as a
high grade 16s. They were "Lady Elgins"?
 

Steve Cunningham

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Elgin also made a 19J ladies watch. I once had the set, the Elgin, the Waltham (3/0's) and the Hamilton. All were 19J. These were very high grade movements.
 

Tom McIntyre

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There are pictures of the later Grade 205 on my web site. There are many Waltham's including the 00 OM Grade that is rather higher quality than the others in my opinion. I will see about getting a picture of my Hamilton 19J 0 size on-line.

The Walthams that most nearly compare to the Elgin and Hamilton examples are the 0 size Maximus models.

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