Sales of Elgin’s 18-Size “Veritas Model” began to suffer in the 1910s as the market trended toward smaller watches. When the model was officially retired, existing inventory was sold to.
A quick look between the plates of an Elgin 390 B.W. Raymond reveals the winding mechanism, mainspring barrel, and train. Conventional American pocket watch trains are composed of five wheels..
By the mid-1910s, the Elgin National Watch Company had expanded the “Veritas Model” product line to feature ten distinct grades, ranging from 17 to 23 jewels. Named grades such as.
The No. 240 B.W. Raymond represents the most popular grade from the original “Veritas Model” trinity, with total production reaching approximately 68,000 - more than the No. 214 and No..
The enormous success of the “Veritas Model” following its launch in 1901 prompted the Elgin National Watch Company to create a hunting version of the model. At the time, hunting.
Like the new generation of 12-Size and 0-Size movements recently introduced by the Elgin National Watch Company, the “Veritas Model” was also fitted with what the company described as the.