c.1905 Elgin Grade 244
c.1905 Elgin Grade 244. This watch represents a sensible mid-range option offered by the Elgin National Watch Company in the early 1900s.
The movement is a 16-Size Model 7 with 17 jewels and Moseley’s patent micrometric regulator.
According to grade descriptions in original catalogs, the Grade 244 was factory adjusted to temperature.
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.
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.
Gn. I am a watch repairer by profession and has been doing this for the past 48 yrs.
I have worked on Elgin watches and think that they were meticulously made.
I would definitely rate them among the finest