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Hello,

I am looking for some information on this Elgin Pocket Watch. What I have found is it is approximately made in 1884 in Elgin Illinois, model 1, grade 81 as well the name G.M Wheeler? I am not 100% sure what that means and I can't seem to find the specific one on the Internet, the case is marked "Coin" would that be coin silver? I also noticed it is the 24 hour clock not 1-12?

Any info is greatly appreciated!

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Blaine
 

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You have most of the info. already. The case is coin silver which is typical of US made silver watch cases, slightly less silver content than sterling. If it was a G. M. Wheeler it should be engraved on the movement. The watch is a size 18 key wound/key set watch with 15 jewels. In its day it would have been considered to be a fully jeweled watch. The 24 hour dial is typical of railway use in Canada.
 

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As it has been mention in the post before, you have most of the information already. I assume you have your info from here:

https://pocketwatchdatabase.com/search/result/elgin/1394927

If not, it might provide some additional information.

One of the lids has a marking 'Pat. Jan 31 1885'. The watch is therefore most likely of a slightly later production (assembly) date.

'Coin' (silver) means silver .900 (900/1000) made from melted US coinage.
 

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You have most of the info. already. The case is coin silver which is typical of US made silver watch cases, slightly less silver content than sterling. If it was a G. M. Wheeler it should be engraved on the movement. The watch is a size 18 key wound/key set watch with 15 jewels. In its day it would have been considered to be a fully jeweled watch. The 24 hour dial is typical of railway use in Canada.
It's probably a 'GMW' grade twin grade watch, so to say, unmarked G.M.Wheeler. Some were marked, some not :)
Nice case - makes a decent watch alltogether :)
 
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