Have an old Elgin pocket watch. What can the members tell me about it?

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    Cool Have an old Elgin pocket watch. What can the members tell me about it?

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    All I know is, it's 10ct rolled gold. the serial numbers are Serial Number:- 7753703 on case

    On Movement:- 26545202

    Would love to know whatever you can tell me about this wonderful watch, and yes it works.

    Any idea of value?

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    Re: Have an old Elgin pocket watch. What can the members tell me about it?

    Look here: [ELGIN] Online Elgin Database
    Its from 1923.

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    Doesn't explain much. Whats the model number, etc. On google images there are NO pictures like the face that on this one.

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    Re: Have an old Elgin pocket watch. What can the members tell me about it?

    The site also has catalogs from that period. On ebay (elgin 1923) you see alot of watches from elgin which have the same design as yours.

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    Re: Have an old Elgin pocket watch. What can the members tell me about it?

    Sorry tried to find the link to the page you mention. Could you please send me the link.

    Thanks,

    Sara

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    Re: Have an old Elgin pocket watch. What can the members tell me about it?

    Quote Originally Posted by nursesara View Post
    Sorry tried to find the link to the page you mention. Could you please send me the link.

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    Same site. On the left you see titles in blue. See documents & pictures.

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    Re: Have an old Elgin pocket watch. What can the members tell me about it?

    None of them had the red 24 hours numerials on the face

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    Re: Have an old Elgin pocket watch. What can the members tell me about it?

    The dial on your watch is silvered metal, which was a factory option for Elgin watches from that period, although there have been a fair number of reproductions made also. From the overall quality, I suspect that yours is a factory product.

    I suspect that the red 24 hour numerals were added as a decal after the watch(or dial) left the factory. Such decals were readily available at one time. Factory dials were available with the red 24 hour markings(particularly on Canadian-market railroad watches), however the overlap of the numerals with the signature and seconds bit makes me think that yours was not done at the factory.

    Look at dial D23 on this page

    [ELGIN] Documents and Pictures
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    Re: Have an old Elgin pocket watch. What can the members tell me about it?

    Regarding value, you won't get an estimate from anyone here, but eBay is a good place to go to get a sense of the current price. It's a seven-jewel movement, which is not exceptional, and pocket watches are not as sought after as wristwatches, so I would caution against high hopes.

    That said, it's a lovely watch. Since it's working, I'd be careful with it and enjoy it for what it is -- any damage to the moving parts would likely exceed the value of the watch to repair. (So don't drop it!)

    Thanks for sharing.

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