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    Elgin - Trench Watches of the Great War - WRUW

    Hi - I received Stan's book and wore one of his watches today - great book by 'Literustyfan' - hand signed ! I put his watch on WRUW and thought I would just start a thread in honour of the book and his work so anyone else with a watch of his or by Elgin can post it - cheers, Scott

    PS - my watch isn't in the book but I found the closest one - I think mine has an original crown....







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    Re: Elgin - Trench Watches of the Great War - WRUW

    Thank you very much!

    I'm glad that you like the book!

    Your GIANT size 6s Elgin Trench Watch case was made by Philadelphia, it was available with two different crown tubes.

    Yours, has the fat crown tube design with the over sized crown.

    There was another crown tube design for that case that was about half as wide/deep that took a flat crown with a completely different stem/sleeve combination.

    The screw in inner sleeves for the fat crown tubes are VERY hard to come by!


    I'll be rock'n a RED 12, 19 jewel, Elgin Trench Watch today with a gold filled Illinois Watch Case Company Barrel Case.

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    Re: Elgin - Trench Watches of the Great War - WRUW

    Sadly no Elgin watches in my collection, I hang my head in shame at this oversight on my part but I have also just received Stan's fab book and I'll post a picture of it with my latest acquisition



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    Re: Elgin - Trench Watches of the Great War - WRUW

    This is as close as I can come to an Elgin from the "Great War"...It was in a bunch of Elgin parts that I purchased - bezel, movement, and dial. No case, no hands. DRAT!

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    Oh well. I suppose I will eventually find a correct case and hands...

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    That is a great BOLD Arabic enamel military dial!

    With the factory drilled hour marker lum dots too boot.
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    Re: Elgin - Trench Watches of the Great War - WRUW

    That is a great BOLD Arabic enamel military dial!

    With the factory drilled hour marker lum dots too boot.
    It is enamel and in really nice shape...dated 5-17 on the back...I think the bezel in the photo is probably from a Philadelphia case (?). I saw the dial and the bezel in the listing (which I was after mainly for 4/0 spares) - and hoped the rest of the case was hiding in the tin but no luck.

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    Re: Elgin - Trench Watches of the Great War - WRUW

    I unfortunately don't have any Elgins but I'm even more jealous because neither of my trenches are wearable yet. We should have a trench watch WRUR thread!


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    Re: Elgin - Trench Watches of the Great War - WRUW

    Quote Originally Posted by 28A View Post
    I unfortunately don't have any Elgins but I'm even more jealous because neither of my trenches are wearable yet. We should have a trench watch WRUR thread!


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    WRUR is a typo maybe ?! No worries !

    As long as Stan's fine, as the original idea of the thread was focused on his book - let's open it up to all Trench Watches !

    I'm wearing a 1917 Moser Trench today anyway.....again at the risk of repeating.....




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    Re: Elgin - Trench Watches of the Great War - WRUW

    Still sitting in my project box - but scheduled to for my bench soon. Here is my early style (that is right isn't it Stan?) Depollier cased Waltham...
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    It should be perfect for Stan's next book.
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    Re: Elgin - Trench Watches of the Great War - WRUW

    Well this is in his book!
    1918 Cushion case rare offset crown at 1.30





    And the only advert I ever seen for it - courtesy of Stan
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