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    HI AGAIN MY LATEST WATCH,
    THIS HAS NOT BEEN WORN IN 45 YEARS, NO HAIRLINES ON DIAL STEM MISSING BUT NOT TO WORRY MY WATCH GUY WILL FIX THAT!!
    TAKE A LOOK THE WATCH FROM THE FRONT LOOKS MINT what do you think???

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    Re: ELGIN PAINTED DIAL WATCH...

    I ran across a similar Waltham (33mm diam) with gold and blue decorations on the dial, but no case decorations, at a local thrift shop. The salesperson couldnt give me a price !!?? and wouldnt sell it to me. when I went back, a day or so later, it was gone. Man, was I pissed, especially when the manager told me it was sold for 5 bucks. I thought at the time it was a womans or a smaller mans pocket watch that had been converted to a wristwatch. I think that is what your piece is brustlhr. Im no expert by any means but thats my humble opinion. Id love to hear what others think of your Elgin, I think its a beauty whatever it is.
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    Re: ELGIN PAINTED DIAL WATCH...

    Quote Originally Posted by parrotandpitbull View Post
    I ran across a similar Waltham (33mm diam) with gold and blue decorations on the dial, but no case decorations, at a local thrift shop. The salesperson couldnt give me a price !!?? and wouldnt sell it to me. when I went back, a day or so later, it was gone. Man, was I pissed, especially when the manager told me it was sold for 5 bucks. I thought at the time it was a womans or a smaller mans pocket watch that had been converted to a wristwatch. I think that is what your piece is brustlhr. Im no expert by any means but thats my humble opinion. Id love to hear what others think of your Elgin, I think its a beauty whatever it is.
    great the wife i bought it from said it was her husbands!
    have you had a chance to look at my omega wwii wristwatch?
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f7/omeg...-a-697934.html
    I hope that it is correct!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brustlhr View Post
    HI AGAIN MY LATEST WATCH,
    THIS HAS NOT BEEN WORN IN 45 YEARS, NO HAIRLINES ON DIAL STEM MISSING BUT NOT TO WORRY MY WATCH GUY WILL FIX THAT!!
    TAKE A LOOK THE WATCH FROM THE FRONT LOOKS MINT what do you think???
    the watch has a illiones case and the movement is signed Montgomery Bros this was a privet lable the movement...
    well look what i found on this watch....
    1897, 6586001 to 6589000, 3000 units
    Elgin Watch Serial Numbers

    Serial Number 6586205
    Grade: 130
    Class: 60
    Model: 1
    Named for: None
    Description: Grade 130, 0 size, 15 jewels, made about 1897.
    Hunter case movement. Pendent wind and set. Three-quarter plate.
    Rate: 18,000 bph


    Notes on this Grade and Serial Number Series

    Serial Numbers
    in Grade 130: 45000
    Years of Production
    for Grade 130: 1895 to 1899
    WATCH IS 1 3/8 SIDE TO SIDE AND 1 1/2 INCHES TOP TO BOTTOM A MANS WATCH,

    WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK???.
    GOT IT FOR A DEAL!!!!,
    BALANCE STAFF MOVES FREELY I THINK I JUST NEED A STEM AND COD..
    RESALE????? HMMMMMM

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    Re: 1897 ELGIN PAINTED DIAL WATCH WOW.....NICE

    is it an elgin?

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    Re: 1897 ELGIN PAINTED DIAL WATCH WOW.....NICE

    Definitely an Elgin-look at the H/S stud
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    Re: 1897 ELGIN PAINTED DIAL WATCH WOW.....NICE

    Quote Originally Posted by brustlhr View Post
    is it an elgin?
    What a superfluous question. The dial is obvious.
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    Re: 1897 ELGIN PAINTED DIAL WATCH WOW.....NICE

    Quote Originally Posted by ec633 View Post
    What a superfluous question. The dial is obvious.
    I think it is a valid question. Many of us have seen an incorrect dial on a watch. It's very easy for someone to cut the dial feet off a dial and then glue it to whatever movement they like. There are also many reproduction dials out there. The clincher in this case, is that you can compare the pictures of the movement to known Elgin movements. Also, the serial number comes back as being the correct size and jewel count.
    Last edited by clock40man; July 10th, 2012 at 16:39.
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    Re: 1897 ELGIN PAINTED DIAL WATCH WOW.....NICE

    I agree completely with Derek.

    I've seen plenty of cases where dial feet have been cut off and either resoldered, or the dial simply glued or taped in place(with dial dots) on an incorrect movement. Sometimes this is done on a movement/dial of the same make, but just as often it's done with dials of a different make from the movement. I could especially see this happening with a fancy dial, as is the case here.
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