Description

Elgin Grade 214 Veritas

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 12864003
Grade: 214
Model: 8
Generation: First
Class: 89
Estimated Production Year: 1907
Run Quantity: 1,000
Grade/Model Run: 16 of 22
Total Production: 22,700
Size: 18s
Jewels: 23j
Jewel Material: Ruby & Diamond
Jewel Setting: Raised Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Inlay Color: Gilt or Black
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: Jeweled Safety
Balance Jewel Material: Diamond
Train: Quick
Train Material: Gold
Regulator: Traveling Nut (spring)
Hairspring: Breguet
Escapement Type: Straight Line
Pallet Jewel Material: Sapphire
Standard Dial Type: Double-Sunk
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes

Elgin Railroad Grade 214 Veritas Housed in Stunning Yellow Gold Filled Case

The rich legacy of ancient Rome has remained an inspiration, generation after generation in the Western world. The Roman stories, language, and exploits left an indelible mark and a sense of ancient nostalgia that has survived and even flourished in an ever-changing global society. It is no surprise then that the Elgin Nation Watch Company tapped into this ancient sentimentalism when they named one of their finest designs “Veritas.” It’s Latin, the ancient language of Rome, and it means “truth.”

And like Rome of old, the Elgin Veritas was highly successful and enjoyed widespread name recognition during the 20th century. The Veritas design was built for the greatest speed, longest runs, and the most trying tasks of burden. It featured a strengthened frame, heavier balance, increased driving power, and fittings scientifically adjusted to perfection. In short, the Veritas was a railroad-grade pocket watch of the highest caliber.

The Elgin Veritas featured here is 114 years old and lives up to its name in every way. It features the Elgin Grade 214 movement housed in a beautiful yellow gold fill case. You can feel the weight of history and the power of the endless flow of time when you hold this watch in your hand. Elgin’s Veritas watches are highly sought by collectors and railroad enthusiasts, and a chance to own one in such excellent condition is a fleeting opportunity.

$2,850

1 in stock

DETAILS

Overall condition: Excellent
Case: Size 18, 2 1/4 inches in diameter. B&B Watch Case Co.  yellow gold filled – excellent
Dial: Double sunk enamel Montgomery , no flaws – excellent
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 214 Veritas

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 12864003
Grade: 214
Model: 8
Generation: First
Class: 89
Estimated Production Year: 1907
Run Quantity: 1,000
Grade/Model Run: 16 of 22
Total Production: 22,700
Size: 18s
Jewels: 23j
Jewel Material: Ruby & Diamond
Jewel Setting: Raised Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Inlay Color: Gilt or Black
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: Jeweled Safety
Balance Jewel Material: Diamond
Train: Quick
Train Material: Gold
Regulator: Traveling Nut (spring)
Hairspring: Breguet
Escapement Type: Straight Line
Pallet Jewel Material: Sapphire
Standard Dial Type: Double-Sunk
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes