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    Elgin Pocket Watch

    Afternoon everyone. I'm trying to find out info about this vintage Elgin pocket watch I have. Can anyone tell me anything about it? Is it simply a cheap pocket watch from the early 20th century? Thanks!


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    Re: Elgin Pocket Watch

    Grade: 10

    Movement Serial Number:2026231
    Grade:10
    Model: 2
    Class: 5
    Estimated Production Year: 1887
    Run Quantity: 10,000
    Total Production:273,000
    Size:18s
    Jewels:11j
    Movement Configuration:Hunting
    Movement Finish:Gilt
    Movement Setting: Lever
    Plate: Full Plate
    Barrel: Going
    Train: Either
    Regulator:Plain
    Adjusted: No
    Railroad Grade: No



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    Re: Elgin Pocket Watch

    Late 19th century. Overlooked the previous post which has all the info already. Very nice one. Is it running?
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    Re: Elgin Pocket Watch

    Not running. Unless I just don't know something. I assume it's wound by the stem at the side? It looks fine from the outside. I have no idea what the inside looks like. It belonged to my wife's great grandfather.


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    Re: Elgin Pocket Watch

    Not sure if I am allowed to ask this, but does this type have any value?


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    Re: Elgin Pocket Watch

    All watches have value :)


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    Re: Elgin Pocket Watch

    I have no desire to fix it or mess with it. How does one figure out an amount to sell something this old?


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    Re: Elgin Pocket Watch

    Note, of course, that someone has put a Waltham dial on your Elgin watch.

    This is a rather common watch as evidenced by the 273,000 total production for the grade. This, plus the wrong dial, plus not running, would make it not terribly collectible. You can always search eBay completed listings for 'Elgin grade 10' to get an idea of value.

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    Re: Elgin Pocket Watch

    I was under the impression that it's a Waltham watch with an Elgin movement. I thought the two commonly mixed at one point in time. I found many of eBay the also had Waltham dials/cases with Elgin movement.


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    Re: Elgin Pocket Watch

    No, there was no connection between the two companies. The watch is a 'marriage'. If you saw other Elgin movements with Waltham dials, they would also be marriages.

    What you MAY see is an early Elgin movement in an American Watch Co case. Waltham did make cases for the case market early on. Since jewelers cased watches at the time, they could select a Waltham case and an Elgin movement. The movement would have already had an Elgin dial on it however. You won't legitimately see a Waltham dial on an Elgin movement.

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