When the “Veritas Model” was being designed, it was decided that the dials would measure slightly smaller in diameter than the standard 18-Size dials the Elgin National Watch Company fitted.
The Elgin "Veritas Model" Cutaway Drawing, by William A. Gabriel Most collectors have admired this detailed cutaway drawing of the 23-Jewel Veritas at some point in time. It is almost.
When the new “Veritas Model” was launched in 1901, each movement was equipped with George Hunter’s patented recoiling click. This design was originally introduced with the 16-Size “Model 1895” and.
One of the issues with the traditional going barrel is that the barrel arbor only rotates while the watch is being wound. When running, the barrel rotates as the mainspring.
Starting in 1898, new models introduced by the Elgin National Watch Company began featuring George Hunter’s patented safety barrel design, removing the necessity of a safety pinion on the center.
A look inside the jeweled safety barrel from the Grade 240 B.W. Raymond reveals the barrel arbor attached to the main wheel while the mainspring is coiled inside the spring.