Information on this Elgin pocket watch, please.

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    Information on this Elgin pocket watch, please.

    I am usually to be found over in the Russian forum, but this pocket watch caught my eye. I really like the simplicity of the dial and the hands, even tho it is not currently running.



    I am pretty sure that the crown is a replacement - it will not sit down on the post at all times, and obviously the ring is missing. The case back is threaded, as is the back of the watch, but sadly the threads have been damaged at one point, so it doesn't screw shut. I am holding it together with a rubber band.....however, I am optimistic that my friendly watch repairer will be able to make something of it.



    I don't believe it is a valuable piece, but I am hopeful that one day it will tick along smoothly. Does anyone on this forum have any info that they would be able to share with me? Apologies for the sub-standard photos, but I do like the engraving on the mechanism. My first vintage wristwatch was an Elgin Deluxe Shockmaster - a beautiful piece which runs like a dream and is very stylish. It was in fab condition, but sadly a Menorcan watch mender scratched the back of the case while opening it for me, grrrr.......I think he was more interested in chatting up the blonde lady whose watch needed a new battery!

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    Re: Information on this Elgin pocket watch, please.

    You can lookup Elgin movement serial numbers at - Elgin Watches Serial Numbers | Elgin National Watch Company Serial Number, Elgin pocket watch

    If I am reading your serial num correctly (25302660), then it is a 12 size Grade 303, Model 7 made in 1923.

    Given the 7 jewels and the quantity made it is unlikely to be valuable to a collector, but it is a neat watch. The hands an dial look to be in quite good condition (often the dials of pocket watches of that vintage will be cracked or the hands will be rusted). The upside to large production numbers is that it should be reasonably easy to source parts (or entire parts movements).

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    Re: Information on this Elgin pocket watch, please.

    I use this database, [ELGIN] Online Elgin Database and got almost the exact same info.

    Made from 1903-1939 with this model being a 1922

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    Re: Information on this Elgin pocket watch, please.

    The site I use is not as pretty but has more info I have found.

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    Re: Information on this Elgin pocket watch, please.

    Thank you very much for your help. WUS does it again!

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