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Hong Kong, Oct 14, 2021

LOT 92

Elgin Watch Co.
Pocket watch; “H. H. Taylor” model; 18K yellow gold

HKD 16,800 - 33,600

CHF 2,000 - 4,000 / EUR 1,850 - 3,700 / USD 2,200 - 4,400

Sold: HKD 21,250

18K yellow gold, hunting-case, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6.

Cover and case-back guilloché (engine-turned) and engraved with floral motifs; the cover with an escutcheon; fluted case-band.

White enamel dial, with radial Roman numerals; blued steel “Breguet” hands.

Movement 19’’’ ¾, full plate, gilded brass, going barrel, gold screwed-chatons (setting), straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel flat hairspring, polished steel index-regulator with long tall, adjusted.

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-71-01



HANDS Original

Brand Elgin National Watch, Elgin, Illinois (U.S.A.)

Model “H. H. Taylor”

Year circa 1873

Movement No. 156 265

Case No. 38 861 (by Elgin Watch Co., Elgin, Illinois (U.S.A.)

Material 18K yellow gold

Caliber grade 20, model 2, class 3, size 18s, 19’’’ ¾, lever escapement, “Patent Pinion”, adjusted

Dimensions 53.1 mm.

Weight 136.3 gr. (approx.)

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories copy of the invention patent


The movement used in this watch was produced at 4 900 examples, in 1873 (run 1, No. 155 101 to No. 160 000).


Elgin Grade 20

15 jewels hunting watch manufactured by Elgin. The size 18s, Model 2 movement features a gilt finish and is adjusted. During the time the watch was manufactured, it would have qualified for railroad service and is considered to be railroad grade.

“H.H. Taylor” was used as a trade name used on pocket watch movements manufactured by Elgin.


Movement based on the American invention patent No. 77 078, delivered on April 21, 1868, to Charles S. Moseley, Elgin, Illinois, for a “Improvements in Watches”.


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