1891 Elgin pocket watch

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    Question 1891 Elgin pocket watch

    Hello,
    I'm just getting into collecting pocket watches, so I don't know a lot about them. I just bought this pocket watch today.
    I was wondering how much money is it worth?
    The movement serial is 4474849.




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    Re: 1891 Elgin pocket watch

    Welcome to the forum. No appraisals are done here, refer to the sticky post. That being said, what you have is a ladies huntercase pocketwatch, a 6 size 7 jewel grade 95 from about 1891. A total of 409.000 were made between 1886 and 1892, so a very common watch for its time. It looks to have a gold filled case which has wear through to the underlying brass. Does it run, and has it been cleaned and oiled?
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    Re: 1891 Elgin pocket watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Erik_H View Post
    Welcome to the forum. No appraisals are done here, refer to the sticky post. That being said, what you have is a ladies huntercase pocketwatch, a 6 size 7 jewel grade 95 from about 1891. A total of 409.000 were made between 1886 and 1892, so a very common watch for its time. It looks to have a gold filled case which has wear through to the underlying brass. Does it run, and has it been cleaned and oiled?
    Thank you for the info! :)
    Yes, it runs. Though I haven't had it cleaned and oiled myself yet.

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    Re: 1891 Elgin pocket watch

    You may assume it has not ben oiled for a long time, so don't run it for any length of time. The oils may have dried out.
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