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by GeneJockey
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Some recent watches added to the collection
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Re: Some recent watches added to the collection

Those look really good!!
by GeneJockey
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Fixed this guy up for a local shop, fun serial number
Replies: 6
Views: 870

Re: Fixed this guy up for a local shop, fun serial number

Out of curiosity, what will that shop take for it?
by GeneJockey
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Fixed this guy up for a local shop, fun serial number
Replies: 6
Views: 870

Re: Fixed this guy up for a local shop, fun serial number

Interesting movement, but it's obviously not the original case. This movement would have been in a hunter case, and the style of the present open-face case is much later than the date implied by the serial number, which would have been about 1892. I wonder whether the original case might have been ...
by GeneJockey
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Rose Gold Townsman Hands
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Rose Gold Townsman Hands

I snagged a Lord Elgin 7603 Townsman in rose gold filled last year, and I'm just getting around to restoring it. It's gonna be a chore, since the balance and hairspring are totally shot, the 4th wheel arbor's broken, and it's dirty as all hell. Another issue is the hands. It looks like it should tak...
by GeneJockey
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: 1947 solid gold Deluxe
Replies: 4
Views: 666

Re: 1947 solid gold Deluxe

I always wondered if the De Luxe line had any solids. P. S. I need to hit the flea markets. I have seen solid gold Elgin De Luxe pocket watches enough times to know they're real. And I think some solid gold De Luxe wristies from the 1950s as award watches. Flea markets and garage sales are more wor...
by GeneJockey
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Hamilton 992B - Appreciate help on watch and case
Replies: 6
Views: 614

Re: Hamilton 992B - Appreciate help on watch and case

Whoa! In the family for 63 years, complete with inspections? Very cool! Okay, first thing - the dial, with the numbers 13-14, is one of those Canadian things. That is, the Canadian railroads required that on the dial, but US railroads didn't, which to my mind adds to how special it is - and of cours...
by GeneJockey
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Added another square Thin Thin....
Replies: 1
Views: 427

Re: Added another square Thin Thin....

Very nice!! I have the YGF version, and it's one of my favorite watches.
by GeneJockey
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Need help identifying a vintage Elgin watch
Replies: 1
Views: 371

Re: Need help identifying a vintage Elgin watch

This watch looks to be from after Elgin stopped production in Illinois. We have very little information about models, names, etc after that time. In 1969, the company collapsed and became little more than a name and set of trademarks, so "Elgins" from after 1969 are only marginally related to the or...
by GeneJockey
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Would it be offensive if...
Replies: 10
Views: 1019

Re: Would it be offensive if...

What you need to realize is that as collectors, most of us believe strongly in originality, or at least authenticity. And that dial's in pretty good shape for >60 years old, so we'd be against refinishing it AT ALL, let alone refinishing it in a color Elgin never sold it in.

So, I vote horrendous.
by GeneJockey
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Help !
Replies: 16
Views: 1357

Re: Help !

Canadian railroad watches often have 24hr markings.