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by GeneJockey
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Need help identifying a vintage Elgin watch
Replies: 1
Views: 133

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: 394

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: 777

Re: Help !

Canadian railroad watches often have 24hr markings.
by GeneJockey
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: What do you guys think about Lord Elgin watches.
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: What do you guys think about Lord Elgin watches.

I'd say that anyone posting in the Elgin forum probably thinks Lord Elgins - which were Elgin's top-of-the-line watches - are pretty darn good, at least those produced before 1965. They were very good watches when produced, and significantly undervalued today because Elgins in the vintage watch worl...
by GeneJockey
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Just arrived: 1955 Elgin Carribean
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: Just arrived: 1955 Elgin Carribean

That's BEAUTIFUL!!
by GeneJockey
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Kind of a cool little Elgin De Luxe
Replies: 10
Views: 454

Re: Kind of a cool little Elgin De Luxe

Dude, I looked at the picture, and still posted that this was a Spencer. I musta been high, as an old girlfriend of mine would say.
by GeneJockey
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Kind of a cool little Elgin De Luxe
Replies: 10
Views: 454

Re: Kind of a cool little Elgin De Luxe

Going back and looking at Grumpy's Spencer, I can't think how I didn't see how different this Dundee is. Ah, well.
by GeneJockey
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Kind of a cool little Elgin De Luxe
Replies: 10
Views: 454

Re: Kind of a cool little Elgin De Luxe

Oh,man, Joel - you're right! Oops! And the Spencer band wouldn't fit the Dundee's look at all.

Apologies to GG for suggesting forgetfulness!
by GeneJockey
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Help !
Replies: 16
Views: 777

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: 10
Views: 454

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...