Elgin Finest Railroad Pocket Watch Housed in Desired Display Case

The Elgin National Watch Company was America’s most prolific pocket watch maker. For 100 years, their Illinois-base was the world’s largest watch factory. Catering to its customers’ financial circumstances, Elgin manufactured watches in many different “grades.” Their motor-barreled railroad grade Veritas – “Truth” – was one of their highest and most desired movements.

This immaculate example traces its history to the company’s pre-war hey-day (1903). It’s one of a run of two-thousand pieces, most lost to the ravages of time.

The open face pocket watch is flawless: no scratches, dents or dings. Equally, its display case is pristine, providing an unobstructed view of the movement’s precision and beauty, complete with antique damasking and branded script. The elegant bow and crown are perfectly proportioned for a gentleman or woman’s size 18 pocket watch.

This 21-jewel Elgin is both a fully functional timepiece and a cherished family heirloom.

All our treasured timepieces are completely disassembled, expertly cleaned and oiled using the finest quality watch oil and gear grease, and adjusted for accuracy.

Full one year warranty.



Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 9606821
Grade: 239
Variation: Veritas
Model: 8
Class: 90
Estimated Production Year: 1903
Run Quantity: 2,000
Grade/Model Run: 7 of 17
Total Production: 20,000
Size: 18s
Jewels: 21j
Jewel Material: Ruby
Jewel Setting: Raised Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Open face
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Signing Style: Serif (Decorative)
Movement Inlay Color: Black
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: Motor
Balance Jewel Material: Diamond
Train: Quick
Train Material: Gold
Center Wheel 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