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by GeneJockey
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Help !
Replies: 11
Views: 99

Re: Help !

You need to upload the photo to a site like Imgur that allows linking pictures.
by GeneJockey
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Kind of a cool little Elgin De Luxe
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: Kind of a cool little Elgin De Luxe

This is kinda funny - Grumpy appears to have forgotten he had one of these, and knew the name, only a short while ago. Every so often I look through my watches - especially the "To Be Serviced" drawer - and say, "Oh, yeah! I have one of those!" I'd forgotten that I picked up a second Black Knight, f...
by GeneJockey
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Kind of a cool little Elgin De Luxe
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: Kind of a cool little Elgin De Luxe

Yes, that one came with it's own band, with special endpieces that cover those little lugs.

GG has one. It's called the Spencer.

http://www.vintagewatchforums.com/viewt ... =10#p81968
by GeneJockey
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Hoping someone can point me in the right direction
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Re: Hoping someone can point me in the right direction

The seconds dial is at 3:00, because Elgin needed to sell hunter case movements (stem 90 degrees from seconds dial) after people stopped buying hunter case watches (the ones with the cover over the face). Open face watch movements have the stem 180 degrees from the seconds dial, normally. I don't se...
by GeneJockey
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Is this Lord Elgin Authentic?
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: Is this Lord Elgin Authentic?

BTW, you can often find orphaned 680s on Ebay, stripped out of gold cases.
by GeneJockey
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Is this Lord Elgin Authentic?
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: Is this Lord Elgin Authentic?

The dial, case, and hands are correct. The movement should be a 680. Lord Elgin wrist watches were all 21j until 1957.

The 555 was an Elgin De Luxe movement Elgin made from 1940 till about 1951 or so, when it was replaced by the 682.
by GeneJockey
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Just created? Just arrived? Lord Elgin Thin Thin 9815
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: Just created? Just arrived? Lord Elgin Thin Thin 9815

Well, I'm not sure we can safely conclude THAT!
by GeneJockey
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Just created? Just arrived? Lord Elgin Thin Thin 9815
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: Just created? Just arrived? Lord Elgin Thin Thin 9815

I've got that one, too. Yours looks great!!!

It's one of my favorite ThinThin models. I must have at least 4 760/761s in that case.
by GeneJockey
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Just arrived: 1955 Elgin Everest
Replies: 5
Views: 831

Re: Just arrived: 1955 Elgin Everest

WOW! Gorgeous!
by GeneJockey
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: New to the collection: Elgin Polarus
Replies: 4
Views: 440

Re: New to the collection: Elgin Polarus

It still surprises me that Elgin sold the 752 and the 761, neither one Lord Elgin class, in solid gold cases, even as they were selling Lord Elgins in gold filled and stainless steel. Back in 1950 or so, they made a big deal in one of their brochures for Jewelers about the distinctions between Elgin...