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Blue Elgin box

#1 Post by stryfox » Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:26 pm

I have this Blue elgin box.
Anyone have any ideas on year or what line it goes to?
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Re: Blue Elgin box

#2 Post by grumpyguy » Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:46 am

Not sure...
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Re: Blue Elgin box

#3 Post by liveinthefens » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:42 pm

Could it be for the Dunbar as the box is a similar shape?

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Re: Blue Elgin box

#4 Post by diveboy » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:48 pm

Sorry, replied directly to Carl.

This box suits early 1950s Elgin watches. (like the plamsprings, 17 jewel models not lord Elgin 21 jewels). You also find them with DuraPower banners across the top.
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Re: Blue Elgin box

#5 Post by diveboy » Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:11 pm

Example of the DuraPower, stolen from eBay so will disappear.

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Re: Blue Elgin box

#6 Post by retroworx » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:35 am

So, exclusively for the women's watches, do you think?
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Re: Blue Elgin box

#7 Post by Magpie » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:07 am

So, exclusively for the women's watches, do you think?
Wouldn't think so. The box that Carl posted is what must be a very dark blue. I suspect that Elgin used the dark blue box for men's models, the pastel blue for women's. (Basically identical design, but perhaps smaller dimensions for the women's?)

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Re: Blue Elgin box

#8 Post by diveboy » Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:51 pm

No, those blue boxes are for both. That image was just the first one I found with the DuraPower.
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