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Elgin 345

Features
stem wind, switching by crown or lever
sub second

Data
12 size, Dm= 39.2mm, Do= 39.75mm
H= 5.0mm
(dial collar +0.95mm )
F= -0.4mm
(mounting flange higher than dial plane)
T= 1.7mm
17 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 34h

Balance staff U1796

Stem W1759

Mainspring / battery
2.05 x 15.5 x 0.20 x 520mm

Hands
1.50 x 0.92 / 0.26mm

Comments about the data

Remarks
1904-1932, 730900
open face calibre, model 3
bimetallic screw balance, Breguet hairspring
Fig.1-3: negative stem mechanism with adjustable switching point
Fig.4-5: since ca. 1923 mostly negative stem mechanism with additional lever:
In lever position setting switching between winding an setting is also possible with the crown.

family:
hunter / open face (class)
187/191 (70/74): 15 jewels
188/192 (69/73): 17 jewels, Adj.
189/193 (68/72): 19 jewels, Adj. 5 Pos., BWR
190-67/194-71: 23 jewels, Adj. 5 Pos., LE
196/197 (70/74): 7 jewels
232/234 (87/88): 7 jewels
233/235 (87/88): 15 jewels
236/237 (68/72): 21 jewels, Adj.
253/254 (87/88): 7 jewels, gilded
259/260 (87/88): 15 jewels
275/276 (100/101): 17 jewels, Adj.
301/303 (113/114): 7 jewels
302/304 (113/114): 15 jewels
310/311 (113/114): 7 jewels, gilded
314/315 (113/114): 15 jewels
321/322 (111/112): 17 jewels, Adj.
344/345 (113/114): 17 jewels
346/347 (111/112): 17 jewels, Adj. 3 Pos., GMW
363/364 (113/114): 15 jewels, gilded
383/384 (113/114): 17 jewels, Adj.
393/394 (113/114): 7 jewels, gilded, 16 size plate
395/396 (113/114): 15 jewels, gilded, 16 size plate
994/998 (113/114): 17 jewels, Adj. 4 Pos., STR, ELT
- / 997 (114): 17 jewels, Adj. 4 Pos., partially gilded, TRN

model names:
BWR: B.W. Raymond
GMW: G.M. Wheeler
LE : Lord Elgin
brands:
ELT: Elite
STR: Strand
TRN: Transit

Example, year: signature; shock device
1-3) 1917: 20994863, Elgin Natl Watch Co., U.S.A., 17 Jewels - 20994863
4-5) 1925: 28163061, Elgin Natl Watch Co., U.S.A., Dictator, 17 Jewels - 28163061

Not for Sale!
The movements presented in this caliber finder are not for sale. This is only a data sheet for identification and evaluation of the movement calibre, as well as for approximate dating.

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