Info on cased Elgin pocket watch?

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    Info on cased Elgin pocket watch?

    Hi,

    I picked up an old Elgin pocket watch several years ago as part of my research into a new book. I've just rediscovered it, given it a quick clean and noted both the legibility and elegance of its dial and subdial and that it keeps excellent time with a decent reserve.

    I'm wondering if anyone here might be able to point me towards a good resource for learning a bit more about this watch and case, and if there's a wrist watch that has a similar dial and layout -- I'd love to have something like this on my wrist.

    thanks and best,

    k

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    Re: Info on cased Elgin pocket watch?

    I'm going to pre-empt the inevitable response. A photo of the movement and the movement serial number will give you a much better response with regards the identification of this watch and where you can find out more about it.


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    Re: Info on cased Elgin pocket watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mirius View Post
    I'm going to pre-empt the inevitable response. A photo of the movement and the movement serial number will give you a much better response with regards the identification of this watch and where you can find out more about it.
    Thanks for the quick reply. I'll have go at opening it this evening.

    best,

    k

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    Re: Info on cased Elgin pocket watch?

    The case looks very typically English, and I see a hallmark on pendant.

    A photo of the inside of the back cover would at least allow us to date the case very exactly.
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    Re: Info on cased Elgin pocket watch?

    correct Ben a case built by Dennison.
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    Re: Info on cased Elgin pocket watch?

    Check this site out to find out more on your Elgin:

    Elgin Watches Serial Numbers | Elgin National Watch Company Serial Number, Elgin pocket watch

    Regards,
    Chris

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    Re: Info on cased Elgin pocket watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by howards4th View Post
    Check this site out to find out more on your Elgin:

    Elgin Watches Serial Numbers | Elgin National Watch Company Serial Number, Elgin pocket watch

    Regards,
    Chris
    Thanks very much for the link, Chris. I don't have a case knife and have had a hard time opening the back, since I don't want to scratch the case. Will have a look at the site and then try again.

    best,

    k

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