Early Railroad Grade



ELGIN National Watch Company (forerunner of the Elgin Watch Company)

Scarce "Convertible" Model

Only 1000 were ever made in this production run, and VERY few of those exist today!! Out of those, very VERY few are still in this original Pristine condition!! 

The "Convertible" model was so named because it could actually be converted for either an open face case OR a hunter case. HOWEVER, these are even more scarce & rare because the Convertible movement were much thicker than the standard 16 size movement and required special sized original "thick" Convertible factory cases. These original cases are quite scarce! That is why you can see so many of the rare Model 1 Grade 50 movements alone for sale, but very, Very, VERY few can be found that are complete, watches, all original and cased in pristine Elgin Convertible pocket watch cases.   


This Special Case is a "Cut Hunter" model that is in near MINT condition, and is a full triple offset hinged Hunter Case with a spring loaded hinged smooth bezel & crystal for the front of the Hunter Case. American 16 size special made "thick" Convertible Model case or 52.55 mm (not counting the stem, crown or bow) 


All American Made


Matching New Old Stock (never used or carried) Gold Filled pocket watch chain


Original Elgin National Watch Company factory signed, rare Convertible Model, 3/4 Nickel plate, Screw Down Jewel Settings, Model 1, Grade 50, Early Railroad Grade, 15 jewel, Micrometer regulator, Compensated Suspended Balance Assembly, serial number 815,152

Stem Wind 

Lever Set

(between the 4:00 and 5:00 position. WARNING,,, do NOT attempt to set time by pulling out on the stem & crown!!)


Excellent condition original single sunk Porcelain dial with black enameled Roman numbers and dial trim.


CIRCA: 1881




 Overall Condition


$358. + S/H


Item # P4252-CNF








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