Description

Elgin Grade 13 Model 1

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 238922
Grade: 13
Model: 1
Class: 5
Estimated Production Year: 1873
Run Quantity: 1,000
Grade/Model Run: 1 of 38
Total Production: 155,000
Size: 18s
Jewels: 11j
Jewel Setting: Friction Settings
Movement Configuration: Adaptable
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Slow
Regulator: Plain
Standard Dial Type: Single-Sunk
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
U.S. Patents: 77078

Elgin Key Wind Key Set Pocket Watch Housed in Desired Coin Silver Case

This Elgin Grade 13 Model 1 with key wind and key set was among the first 1,000 produced in 1873. Now, 148 years later, it has been serviced and continues to operate just as it had on its first day in existence during the tumultuous Reconstruction Era after the Civil War. 

The movement features 11 jewels, a high jewel count for its day, and is housed in a beautifully preserved Silver Coin case.  The silver is around .90 fine and made from melted U.S. coinage. Holding this case in your hand is best described as a warm and tactile experience coupled with the echoes of 148 years of American history. 

The original crystal is present, and although it has some minor wear, it remains too fine to replace. Beneath the crystal lies an exquisite dial featuring Roman numerals and a complete hand set, all of which show some slight telltale signs of the long life this watch has enjoyed. 

 Its superb appearance and functionality after surviving such a significant span of history is nothing short of astonishing. With its Silver Coin case and 19th-century style, this Elgin Grade 13 is a popular historic timepiece and an excellent addition for the serious collector.

$1,575

DETAILS

Overall Condition: Excellent
Case: Keystone Watch Case Co. – Coin Silver – excellent
Dial: Hand painted enamel single sunk – repair at 5 position – very good
Movement: Excellent

Warranty: Full one-year warranty.
Service: All our treasured timepieces are completely disassembled, expertly cleaned, and oiled using the finest quality watch oil and gear grease and adjusted for accuracy.
Included with all orders: quality gift box, velvet pouch, tarnish-free paper, display stand (pictured), and polishing cloth
Orders under: $2,500 are shipped USPS Priority Mail with signature confirmation.
Orders over: $2,500 are shipped FedEx Overnight with signature confirmation.

Description

Elgin Grade 13 Model 1

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 238922
Grade: 13
Model: 1
Class: 5
Estimated Production Year: 1873
Run Quantity: 1,000
Grade/Model Run: 1 of 38
Total Production: 155,000
Size: 18s
Jewels: 11j
Jewel Setting: Friction Settings
Movement Configuration: Adaptable
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Slow
Regulator: Plain
Standard Dial Type: Single-Sunk
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
U.S. Patents: 77078