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    1955 Elgin wrist watch

    I received this 1955 Elgin yesterday. I was very surprised to find that it came with the original display case.

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    I think it still has the original leather strap on it. If you look closely you can make out "Elgin" printed on the strap.

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    Re: 1955 Elgin wrist watch

    Again, very nice Merc! Looks to be in extremely good condition. A home run for sure!
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    Re: 1955 Elgin wrist watch

    Very nice!
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    Re: 1955 Elgin wrist watch

    Nice to see it still has an in house movement:

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    Re: 1955 Elgin wrist watch

    Great find. Congrats!

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    Re: 1955 Elgin wrist watch

    Sorry - box is wrong. Elgin dropped the use of Father Time in 1939. so by 1940/41 you wouldn't have seen him on a box any more.
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    Re: 1955 Elgin wrist watch

    Thank you for that information Diveboy. You taught me something new about Elgins.

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    Re: 1955 Elgin wrist watch

    1955 mercury
    I'm just S of 80 y o Merc.
    Remember both the 55 Merc and the Elgin.
    Uncle George own that exact watch. Bought it and gifted his Gruen to me in 1958.
    I was walkjing in high cotton with that Guen

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    Re: 1955 Elgin wrist watch

    It seems like many sellers on the bay throw in a box with something, because it's the same brand, but not original to that watch. Either way, it's a cool box, and a cool watch. Elgin made great quality pieces in high numbers, so they can be found at great prices.

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    Re: 1955 Elgin wrist watch

    I used to work in a jewelry store in a small town. It wouldn't be uncommon for them to grab a brand-correct box/case for an item sold out of a display case.
    Most customers don't know/care as long as it's the right brand.

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