Extremely Low Production Factory marked  Grade 280


Railroad Grade


Only 8000 were ever made in ALL 5 production runs. With standard attrition, only somewhere between 750-900 of those are still known to exist. 

Out of those, only a handful still have their original case in excellent condition and an original double sunk porcelain railroad dial that is still in MINT condition!!

Some of these rare Elgin Grade 280 movements were also stamped B. W. Raymond. These same exact watches are super scarce "2 star" rarity in the collectors reference books retailing between $900-$1500.    



Original Philadelphia Case with only one set of original case screw marks. This is their top oh the line 25 Year 14 Karat Yellow Gold Filled case. The only higher quality case would be solid 14 Karat Gold. This is an American 16 size case 49.95mm (not counting the stem, crown or bow) 


All American Made



Original Elgin National Watch Company factory signed, rare factory signed 280 Grade, 3/4 Nickel plate with 3 Finger Bridge, Gold Center Wheel, 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

(at the 1:00 position. WARNING,,, do NOT attempt to set time by pulling out on the stem & crown!!)



MINT condition original double sunk Railroad Porcelain dial with black enameled Arabic hour markers, Elgin logo, subsidiary register and outer minute markers with red enameled 5 minute markers.



Remember, we have the perfect matching New Old Stock, never worn or used Gold Filled pocket watch chains!!



CIRCA: 1903




 Overall Condition


$288. + S/H


Item # P4253-CGF




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