The Elgin National Watch Company implemented an extensive system of classes to represent the quality of finish applied to material for each particular grade. This classification system also facilitated the.
Finishing detail on American pocket watch movements is often overlooked, especially under the dial - a location the customer would never see. However, a quick peek under the dial can.
Elgin Watch Co. Grade 156 - 16-Size, Model 6, 21 Jewels, c.1909, Serial No. 13504069. The Elgin Grade 156 represents one of the finest 16-Size watches offered by the Elgin.
As we close out the study of Charles P. Corliss, we take a look at the evolution of his patented stem winding and setting designs. From the 1885 patented design.
Until 1888, all 16-Size grades offered by the Elgin National Watch Company were exclusively lever-set. As the market began trending toward the convenience of pendant-set watches, Elgin responded with the.
As master model maker at the Elgin National Watch Company, Charles P. Corliss worked on a variety of prototypes and experimental pieces. A patent issued to Corliss in April 1886.