Similar to the Elgin Grade 155 that we studied recently, the Grade 156 features the same winding and setting mechanism patented by Charles P. Corliss in 1897. This video shows.
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.
Prior to his work as master model maker at the Elgin National Watch Company, Charles P. Corliss began learning his trade at a small jewelry store in his hometown in.
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.
Yesterday, we took a look at the snap-ring dial Charles P. Corliss patented in 1879 in an attempt to create an “interchangeable” watch while working at the Elgin National Watch.
In addition to patents received for stem winding/setting innovations, Charles P. Corliss also created a patented snap-ring dial that could be arranged in such a way as to allow the.