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    Vintage Elgin identification

    Found this for $2 at the local thrift store. Thoughts?
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    Re: Vintage Elgin identification

    Grade 555 movement built in 1951 one of 29,000, total production run 602,000
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    Re: Vintage Elgin identification

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    Re: Vintage Elgin identification

    This one's from before Elgin gave their different models names, so it's a 5724.

    It's in the 1951 catalog, on the first page.

    It was part of the Elgin De Luxe line, which was Elgin's midrange with 17j, between the Elgin range with 15j and the Lord Elgin line with 21j. It looks like the dial was painted over or stripped. It should be marked "Elgin De Luxe" and also bear the 'dp' Durapower logo, as well as the minute chapter and the seconds chapter in the sub seconds dial. The markers should be applied gold, riveted to the dial.

    The 555 is one of Elgin's workhorse movements. They're sturdy and reliable and there are lots of parts still available if you know where to look.
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