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by GeneJockey
Tue May 15, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Incoming late 30s early 40s
Replies: 3
Views: 169

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: 183

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: 317

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

Well done! I think that beats my $8 Sabre!
by GeneJockey
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: New Old Watch!
Replies: 2
Views: 211

New Old Watch!

A couple years back I got interested in Elgin's pocket watches. Luckily, the urges were limited - just a couple areas, not the entirety of Elgin's 90 years of making pocket watches! Most recently, it's been the oldest Elgins - the keywound 18s ones. I'm pretty sure I've posted several of them. Mostl...
by GeneJockey
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: service on 70/761
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: service on 70/761

Much as I love these, I wouldn't use one as a daily wearer. Nobody's making new parts, and there are 3 pieces that are prone to breakage. The dozen I have get maybe 1 day each of wrist time every 2-4 months. Some of them will still be running the morning after a day on the wrist, some won't. If you ...
by GeneJockey
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Just in: 1954 Lord Elgin Drake
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: Just in: 1954 Lord Elgin Drake

Nice Drake! Great to get that textured dial in good condition, too.

Yeah, the faceted crystal really makes that one, doesn't it?
by GeneJockey
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Cases made by Elgin
Replies: 2
Views: 274

Re: Cases made by Elgin

The question I'd have is, did Elgin actually make these cases, or did they commission them and have them stamped ENWCo? Although Elgin DID sell a number of these 17s watches in England, they also sold them here. There's an ad for the Leader, with a picture of this movement style, in an 1875 ad from ...
by GeneJockey
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Say it aint so!
Replies: 14
Views: 669

Re: Say it aint so!

Aw, geez - I must be getting old. We went all through this less than a year ago on that thread afire linked to.
by GeneJockey
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Say it aint so!
Replies: 14
Views: 669

Re: Say it aint so!

Impressive, but is there really much call for welding gum wrappers together? :lol: :lol: :lol:

I imagine they were originally soldered, because it came off all in one piece, pretty cleanly. Pretty sure nobody was TIG welding jewelry in 1942. ;)
by GeneJockey
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Say it aint so!
Replies: 14
Views: 669

Re: Say it aint so!

The second one might also explain a Lord Elgin I have that dates to about 1942 (based on serial number). The case is shaped like the 4505 (rectangular with stepped pyramidal lugs), which is a solid gold model. But this one is stainless steel! It's stamped "Cased and timed by Elgin National Watch Co"...