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by GeneJockey
Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: The Black Knight Rises
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: The Black Knight Rises

I had seen one of those but failed to buy or get a picture.

It appears that unlike the Clubman, the new 13/0 case is not waterpoof - that looks like a flat crown.
by GeneJockey
Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: 1958-1965 elgin service manual
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: 1958-1965 elgin service manual

These manuals are great! They tell you what parts can be swapped on everything made after WWII. There's a section on servicing the 760/761's, pages on the BWR's hack spring, on the little 'lifesaver' jewel they used in the sweep second Durabalance movements, servicing the Direct Reading watches - al...
by GeneJockey
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Elgin Townsman model 4640 21j grade 675.
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Elgin Townsman model 4640 21j grade 675.

Wow, $16 for a working Townsman with black dial? That's fantastic! Goes to show you that knowledge and a good eye are key in this endeavor. However, I think so far my $10.49 for my Townsman may be the record.... ;) I think the Townsman was the first watch that I ever documented servicing, back befor...
by GeneJockey
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Elgin States model 679 Grade 428 15j from 1925.
Replies: 10
Views: 377

Re: Elgin States model 679 Grade 428 15j from 1925.

Very nice!! Love the old style bracelet!
diveboy wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:26 am

be careful with the 20s, they are addictive!

This is why I confine myself to post-1935.
by GeneJockey
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Elgin Catalog & BW Raymond Surprise
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Re: Elgin Catalog & BW Raymond Surprise

All these things during the last few years of production at Elgin IL. It gives the picture of a company flailing, coming up with larger plans than they can execute. I'm still curious about the 737 and the 787. I've found watches with the 737 - though all the same model. But I've never seen a 787. It...
by GeneJockey
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Your Top 10 Modern Elgins
Replies: 20
Views: 672

Re: Your Top 10 Modern Elgins

I have my watches in 3 drawers now, but I keep finding myself drawn to the Lord Elgin drawer, especially the 15/0s. Like the 4606 - that beautiful, elegant simplicity of the design, the font of the numerals, the color of the rose gold fill and the rose dial with the deep blue hands... I just stare a...
by GeneJockey
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Your Top 10 Modern Elgins
Replies: 20
Views: 672

Re: Your Top 10 Modern Elgins

diveboy wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:45 pm
If the 50 MAN was bigger it would have made my list. Just too damn small for the modern list.
Most of the Elgins I like are on the small side. Of course, then there's the 2285 and the 6804, which are about the largest watches Elgin made...
by GeneJockey
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Your Top 10 Modern Elgins
Replies: 20
Views: 672

Re: Your Top 10 Modern Elgins

Hmmmmm. It'd have to be the ones that, when I'm wearing them, I look down and say, "Wow, that's a nice watch!" In no particular order..... 6804 Elgin Automatic, 618, stainless round case. 7685 Lord Elgin Panorama, 724 9809 Lord Elgin Everest, 654 2285 Lord Elgin ?, 775 4606 Lord Elgin ?, 559 4521 Lo...
by GeneJockey
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Lord Elgin Garrison
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: Lord Elgin Garrison

Love the Garrison! If I'm right, it's one of only two models that carries the 675, the other being the Townsman. A couple reasons why this didn't catch on - hardened steel screws threading into brass, and you're supposed to be compressing gaskets rather than bottoming out the screw. Leads to strippi...