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    Elgin's smallest watch

    Here shown LADY ELGIN 1952 model 9 with same age 16 size. Best of 8 variations in 21/0 size. 21j adjusted. Running fine in tiny gold case. Is there a smaller better Elgin or other U.S. designed and made one? artb

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    Re: Elgin's smallest watch

    From Elgin, there are the 9XX series from the 60's, mainly made in Elgin but assembled in South Carolina. These are the last domestic (USA design and made) movements from Elgin and continued right up till 1969.

    they are all 20/0 and range between 17 to 23 jewels. They all run at 21,600 BPH as opposed to 18,000 BPH.

    These grades are largely ignored by collectors for what is most likely the pinnacle in american made watch movements.
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    I got one from my Mom some 5 years ago. Tiny little thing, but it has a broken pallet jewel.



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    So I guess the very slightly larger 20/0 later model is maybe a better design. The 650 is also the smaller 21/0. Both I think 21,600 bph? art
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    Re: Elgin's smallest watch

    artb:
    I could only click "Like" because there is no "Love" to click.
    Smallest Lady Elgin? Probably. Know of none any smaller.
    I just donated my size 18 "Biscuit Watch" a 1903 Elgin. to
    my supervisor for a retirement watch. Sold my 2 Size 16
    Hamilton 992b and 950b's to a local vintage watch dealer.
    Only worn anymore to coffee clatches at our local watering
    hole restaurant.They brought $1,550.00. Hated to see those
    guys go after wearing them in locomotive engineer service.

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    Art,

    Only the 9XX series are 21,600. The other grades were 18,000.

    So your grade 655 is the smallest of the grades but the 9XX beats faster.

    If the 9XX didn't beat faster, I would say the grade 655 is the winner. But it's a two horse race.

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