Cache of Elgin Dials 50's -60's?

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Cache of Elgin Dials 50's -60's?

#1 Post by Literustyfan » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:35 am

I found this cache of Elgin dials in my storage closet while looking for something else.

Are any of these dials special or are they very common dials?

They are obviously not in my normal wheelhouse so thanks in advance for your assistance.
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Re: Cache of Elgin Dials 50's -60's?

#2 Post by stryfox » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:56 pm

I recognize a few of these. I can see what I can tell you when I get to looking.
The obvious one is the Holcomb that's the black and gold checkerd one.

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Re: Cache of Elgin Dials 50's -60's?

#3 Post by GeneJockey » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:50 pm

That one you have 20 of looks sort of like the dial on the Wakefield, except that's textured. Could you take a pic with them all in the same places, but flipped over so we can see where the feet are? 15/0, 8/0, and 13/0 had different dial foot locations, and some models were made in both 15/0 and 13/0 (the Holcomb, for instance)
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#4 Post by Magpie » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:12 pm

Stan, quite a few of the ones in the bottom two rows look earlier, like on some late 1930s and early 1940s models.

My eyes (or my monitor) may be playing tricks on me, but the checkered one looks as if might be pink and black, for the pink gold filled "Holcomb," which is uncommon (the yellow one is what is usually seen).

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#5 Post by Literustyfan » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:13 am

Sorry for the delay, been playing with a Waltham dive watch!

I took a new round of pics so the front and back side views are all in order.

I had a feeling that the checkered one might be special.

Tiffany and I agree, the color is black and pink.

The condition is just about flawless.
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Re: Cache of Elgin Dials 50's -60's?

#6 Post by GeneJockey » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:12 am

The Holcomb dial and the one next to it are 13/0, as are all 20 of the round/subdial ones that look like sort of like Wakefields.

Top row: 13/0 all the way across.

Second row: 13/0; 8/0; the rest 13/0

Third row: 8/0; 5 x 13/0. 2 x 8/0, and?

Fourth Row: 3 x 18/0; 3 x 8/0; 1 x 13/0; 3 x 8/0

Bottom Row: 6 x 8/0; 2 x 13/0

Oddly enough, there don't seem to be any 15/0s.
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Re: Cache of Elgin Dials 50's -60's?

#7 Post by Literustyfan » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:24 am

Thank you for the info!

If anybody sees something they need drop me a line, these are just sitting around collecting dust.

I'm guessing that the pink & black Holcomb dial would be a good trade for a taco lunch for me and Tiffany (with chips & salsa).

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Re: Cache of Elgin Dials 50's -60's?

#8 Post by diveboy » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:29 pm

First Row
First dial = Lord Elgin Oakland

Second Row
Second dial = Elgin Everglade

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the Elgin Holcomb in pink, no real demand as its for the rose gold holcomb and I've seen only two examples in 3 years, so don't think you'll even get Taco's for it, I would hang on to it on the off chance you get one, one day.
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#9 Post by diveboy » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:55 pm

Second Row
First dial = Elgin Yachtsman
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Re: Cache of Elgin Dials 50's -60's?

#10 Post by 441victor » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:42 pm

Just taking a quick look, there are 4 I'm sure of. The only 18/0 dial is the one with 3 feet in the 4th row. It's for a model 1971. The 2 dials in the 3rd row without a hole for a sub-second hand are for an center second 8/0 movement, either a grade 532 or 539 since the 647 would be marked as a Deluxe. The copper colored dial would be for a model 6607 and the silver dial a SS cased model 6608 or 6618. The square dial in the 5th row with roman numerals is for one of the versions of the model 5705. Probably the yellow gold filled. Joel

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