Just remember that the serial number we require can be found on what is often referred to as the workings of the watch or the actual movement. Also, how could I go about determining the value? This change was made at approximately case serial number K220000. These two serial numbers are unrelated. They also produced the Elgin Almanac from 1871 to 1876 to help advertise watches. I tried to be as descriptive as possible.
The 18-size and 16-size watch models were redesigned and smaller size watches for general use were introduced. Their success can be attributed to their huge production of low to mid-grade watches. I always look at the pics in the listings first, and have to go back to read titles if all they have is the camera icon. ? This seems an obvious piece of info to include, yet many sellers forget to say. Chris' explanation isn't as detailed as Kent's, but it includes pictures which can be very helpful. Advertised first in the September 15, 1950 catalog, the No. West and Front post card , 9 Elgin National Watch Co.
Once the bezel is open, you'll see a small fingernail recess near the bottom of the dial where you can tilt the movement out forward. Part of the material used for research courtesy of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors Library and Research Center. The movement was described as being completely new from the winding arbor to the balance wheel and its parts not interchangeable with those of previous 992? Elgin Watch Repair Many people have asked me about getting one that has stopped working repaired. The serial number 17262437 is on the movement inside the hunter case. The lip by the bottom of the face that is usually in pcoketwatches either isnt there or is obstructed by the cover, which is opened in the picture. The clock tower at the Elgin National Watch Company The Elgin National Watch Company was founded in 1864 in Elgin, Illinois as the National Watch Company, and some of the organizers were later to become the some of the biggest names in the American watch industry: J.
Very early on, those movements were described in terms of scheduled times and by how far off of scheduled time a train was. However, additional plants were located in and. The serial on the movement case is 8654846. They owed much of its funding to a former Chicago Mayor called. When you go there, they will want to see an image of your Elgin pocket watch. Overall, the condition is very good. Someone else here will have to advise on how your watch is opened; I'm not familiar enough with that type.
The Illinois Watch Case Company I. Need help finding the serial number on your watch? Do the covers snap back securely and stay in place? There is also a short video below that gives you the basics of what to look for when seeking an evaluation. Elgin Watch News If you visit this website frequently, you may be interested in some of the things that have changed recently. In 1964 the company relocated most manufacturing operations to a brand new plant in Blaney, South Carolina, which renamed itself Elgin, South Carolina. The higher the quality of the watch, the more jewels it will have. Yet again the good news is that it will come up again.
Like any antique watch some are more valuable than others. The case ring or frame is made of 10k natural gold-filled. Do you see any rust or damage? This pulls the stem out of the movement so that it is not broken as the movement tilts foreward on its hinge. What areas of the item do they show in photographs? In June 1873 the first stem-wind B. Thank you ahead of time for your help!! Right above that on the outer rim is another number, 36687 and about 90 degrees to the right, almost under the winding mech is this number,859-7 The inner cover not case, but moving parts cover says Guaranteed, J Boss inside a football shaped design, then 20 years under that.
The escape wheel is steel. A railroad pocket watch was generally considered to be one of the highest grade watches available at the time, responsible for ensuring the burgeoning railway system ran on schedule. These are very important to understand. It will be necessary though if you are trying to work on it. I noticed a few old pocket watches inside a small glass cage behind the counter.
Please if you have any questions about the repair of your Elgin watch. But anyway, and again, thank each of you for your contributions to my ongoing education in this. Raymond in honor of Benjamin W. There are just so many different things to be considered and attempting to do an evaluation without having the watch in my hand would be completely misleading and would probably be inaccurate. The shoulders as referre to by most knowledgeable collectors were removed. You may see a serial number on the actual case but please ignore this for any valuation purposes. Perhaps you are considering purchasing one? As another economy-priced case, the No.
They never made any battery-powered, quartz watches. Scheixxxxx but hard to read. No 10 The other case advertised with the new 992B movement in the 1940 catalog was the No. One example is the Elgin Gold watches and the key element in understanding this is age and uniqueness. The average pocket watch in these recessional times has dropped in value from a few years ago. I hardly ever run across them! The company sold watches under the names Elgin, Lord Elgin, and Lady Elgin. Raymond open face or hunting, 17 jewels , No.