1900's C.D. Peacock Pocket Watch
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    1900's C.D. Peacock Pocket Watch

    Hello F11,

    Looking for more info on my C.D. Peacock pocket watch. I've been to the Elgin serial # database and have the following info referenced at the bottom of this thread. My dad bought it used in the 70's. It's been appraised twice. Once by my local jeweler that serviced the watch and C.D. Peacock. Value is not the issue. What I want to know is the story on how the watch came to be and how successful C.D. Peacock was at selling them. When asked, C.D. Peacock had limited info to offer.

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    Serial Number SN Range Quanty Name Year grade size code jewels Adj/reg/etc.
    -------------- -------- ------ ---- ---- ----- ---- ------ ------ ------------
    13427383 13427001 1000 1907 244* 16s obn7p 17j Adj
    grade total runs first yr last yr class size code jewels Adj/name
    ----- ----- ----- -------- ------- ----- ---- ------ ------ ----------
    244 30900 26 1899 1909 38 16s obn7p 17j Adj


    (*) notes on grade 244: bridge


    Class 38: 16s OF 3/4 pend model 7
    160 5000 made 17j Adj
    244 30900 made bridge 17j Adj
    338 17000 made bridge 17j Adj Marked GMW.
    398 1000 made bridge 17j ?
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    Re: 1900's C.D. Peacock Pocket Watch

    I've got nothing to tell you about your watch, but daym that is a nice looking movement!

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    Re: 1900's C.D. Peacock Pocket Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Magura View Post
    I've got nothing to tell you about your watch, but daym that is a nice looking movement!

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    Same thing my jeweler said when he got his hands on it.

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    Re: 1900's C.D. Peacock Pocket Watch

    I don't have any concrete numbers just personal observation, but I think C. D. Peacock was rather successful at selling Elgins. It is one of the more common private label Elgins out there. If you look at the Elgin Private Label Research Thread on the NAWCC board, you'll see quite a few of them. ((Elgin) Private Label Research - Page 5)

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    Re: 1900's C.D. Peacock Pocket Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by daveswatchparts View Post
    I don't have any concrete numbers just personal observation, but I think C. D. Peacock was rather successful at selling Elgins. It is one of the more common private label Elgins out there. If you look at the Elgin Private Label Research Thread on the NAWCC board, you'll see quite a few of them. ((Elgin) Private Label Research - Page 5)
    Thanks for the link.

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    Re: 1900's C.D. Peacock Pocket Watch

    'Tis one damn BEAUTIFUL movement!
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    Re: 1900's C.D. Peacock Pocket Watch

    Two more close-ups of the movement. Was this type of detail common? Google shows a few other nice Elgin's and a bunch of plain ones. So far, I've received 4 comments on the movements detail:

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    Re: 1900's C.D. Peacock Pocket Watch

    Elgin made tens of millions of movements in a full range of finishes from rather plain 7 jewel to highly jeweled. I would place your 17 jewel adjusted grade 244 with jewels in settings, patent regulator and three finger bridge somewhere (maybe low) in the upper third of that range. While not the best they made, certainly a well finished quality movement.

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    Re: 1900's C.D. Peacock Pocket Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by daveswatchparts View Post
    Elgin made tens of millions of movements in a full range of finishes from rather plain 7 jewel to highly jeweled. I would place your 17 jewel adjusted grade 244 with jewels in settings, patent regulator and three finger bridge somewhere (maybe low) in the upper third of that range. While not the best they made, certainly a well finished quality movement.
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    Re: 1900's C.D. Peacock Pocket Watch

    Kind of related - I'm interested in finding out when my watch chain was manufactured. At a minimum, when the clasp style came into use. I plan on taking it to my jewelers on Monday. Any useful links I can hit in the mean-time?

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