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by GeneJockey
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: New to the collection: Elgin Polarus
Replies: 4
Views: 317

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...
by GeneJockey
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: 1954 Elgin Nautilus
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: 1954 Elgin Nautilus

Very nice! I suspect the dial's redone, because the printing is so bright, but it's the right print - Elgin used 'Automatic' on the Bumpers and the early Swiss automatics, but soon switched to 'Self -Winding', so on the first generation Swiss automatics, either one is correct. I really like the Ship...
by GeneJockey
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: New Elgin watch book
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Re: New Elgin watch book

Excellent!
by GeneJockey
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: New to the collection: Elgin Polarus
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: New to the collection: Elgin Polarus

That's a very nice looking watch!
by GeneJockey
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Lord Elgin Rochester
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: Lord Elgin Rochester

Nice Rochester! I agree on the dials, but that one's in pretty good shape for the style. It seems like a lot of Elgins matte white dials from the 1950s age poorly. I'm thinking of these, or the Thorntons, for example.
by GeneJockey
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Another Lord Elgin 14K mystery
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: Another Lord Elgin 14K mystery

No clues, sorry. I have a Lord Elgin brochure from a few years after that which focuses on the 14k models and that's not among them.
by GeneJockey
Thu May 31, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Question About 1978 Sun Bowl Elgin
Replies: 7
Views: 575

Re: Question About 1978 Sun Bowl Elgin

5701. Go to the 'Elgin Catalogs' post in the stickies. Check 1941, look for the 'Elgin De Luxe page.
by GeneJockey
Tue May 15, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Incoming late 30s early 40s
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: Incoming late 30s early 40s

Model 4610. First appears in the 1942 catalog released in fall of 1941. The square markers may be raised, or just gilded. http://www.vintagewatchforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=4285 I really like that one - mind you, I'm fond of the whole 1942 line - but its really cool. In fact I ALMOST wore that o...
by GeneJockey
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: The Road Less Traveled By
Replies: 2
Views: 249

The Road Less Traveled By

...And Why You Don't Take It. I have a Hamilton 992E in a #9 case, which has...issues. The bow is bent, and the stem is messed up and I'm pretty much certain it's not the right one - the crown and stem slide up and down about 2mm. On a whim, I bought a #10 case on Ebay, which would be correct for at...
by GeneJockey
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: $4.50 - sure I'll pay that...
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Re: $4.50 - sure I'll pay that...

Well done! I think that beats my $8 Sabre!