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c.1905 Elgin Grade 244

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c.1905 Elgin Grade 244. This watch represents a sensible mid-range option offered by the Elgin National Watch Company in the early 1900s.

c.1905 Elgin Grade 244, Model 7, 17-Jewels - Movement
c.1905 Elgin Grade 244, Model 7, 17-Jewels – Movement

The movement is a 16-Size Model 7 with 17 jewels and Moseley’s patent micrometric regulator.


c.1905 Elgin Grade 244, Model 7, 17-Jewels - Movement
c.1905 Elgin Grade 244, Model 7, 17-Jewels – Movement

According to grade descriptions in original catalogs, the Grade 244 was factory adjusted to temperature.


Elgin Grade 244 Description from A.C. Becken 16th Annual Catalog (1907)
Elgin Grade 244 Description from A.C. Becken 16th Annual Catalog (1907)

While not a premium watch, the Grade 244 still features the artistry prominent during this era, exhibited by the elegant damakeening and engraving on the nickel plates.


c.1905 Elgin Grade 244, Model 7, 17-Jewels - Dial
c.1905 Elgin Grade 244, Model 7, 17-Jewels – Dial

With an estimated production date of 1905, only one living person on earth was alive when this watch originally rolled off the production line at the Elgin factory – Lucile Randon, a 118-year-old French nun, born in February 1904.


Lucile Randon
Lucile Randon

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