Has someone ever seen this pocket watch before?

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    Has someone ever seen this pocket watch before?

    This is my Father's Elgin pocket watch that he has had since the 60's. It has never been serviced and it holds... accurate enough time. I am trying to get it serviced next chance I get so that it doesn't get damaged. I find the case condition and the dial to be absolutely gorgeous. I have never seen art-work like this before on an Elgin in this time period. Am I delusional and this is a common one? Or is this a rare one worth a lot of money? (Notice the hands on this thing (they're insane) and yes it is Swiss Made)
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    Re: Has someone ever seen this pocket watch before?

    pictures?

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    That's weird. I know I loaded one.

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    Re: Has someone ever seen this pocket watch before?

    It might say Elgin on the dial, but it is a Swiss made watch. Elgin did use Swiss movements toward the end in the 1960s, but my gut feeling is that this watch had nothing to do with the original American Elgin Watch Co. I have also seen dials like this on other Swiss branded watches of recent manufacture. A sharp close-up view of the mechanism under the back cover would be interesting.

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    It's not a recent manufature. That is certain. It has been around (at the very least) since I have been alive/\. I will try to get a photo of the back today.

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    Re: Has someone ever seen this pocket watch before?

    Elgin folded their original production in 1966. Thereafter, the name survived on watches of Swiss manufacture. Your watch could be as old as that. It looks rather more seventies, "tourist" style.....

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    Re: Has someone ever seen this pocket watch before?

    UPDATED: There is pictures of the movement. On the back it says 17 Jewels, Elgin 224 Unadjusted, and Swiss. I don't know if the "tourist" has really anything to do with anything. I do know these two things for a fact. The watch was purchased in Mississippi, and they were purchased in the 60's, not the 70's.

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    Now that's some watch!

    I don't think it matters that it's not an original Elgin. It's still very beautiful and worth servicing. And it's one hell of a family heirloom!
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    Re: Has someone ever seen this pocket watch before?

    This looks like Unitas 6445 movement to me.

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