Does this dial look like any Elgin dial you recognize?

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Does this dial look like any Elgin dial you recognize?

#1 Post by Gabe » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:14 am

I'm not really sure what this is.

It's in an Ollendorf case, serial # 20237680.

Does this dial look like any Elgin dial that you recognize?

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Re: Does this dial look like any Elgin dial you recognize?

#2 Post by afire » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:21 am

Elgin had lots of cut corner cased models that that dial would fit into. I'm guessing 10/0 given the lack of subseconds.

Cool case.
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Re: Does this dial look like any Elgin dial you recognize?

#3 Post by Gabe » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:03 pm

Thank you, afire.

You gave me the key to possibly finding it.

The only rectangular 10/0 I see in Bruce's book with cut corners is model 208 on page 23.

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Re: Does this dial look like any Elgin dial you recognize?

#4 Post by Paleotime » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:06 pm

I would have thought 18/0 myself.
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Re: Does this dial look like any Elgin dial you recognize?

#5 Post by Gabe » Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:05 pm

It's not that small. Methinks this was some dandy's watch (just a little fancy). In hand, the case almost looks iridescent.

It doesn't bother me that it's not Cased and Timed by the Elgin Watch Co.

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Re: Does this dial look like any Elgin dial you recognize?

#6 Post by Gabe » Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:53 am

So just a correction here.

The serial # in post # 1 of this thread is wrong. The correct serial # is 19364983, which correctly makes this a 15j 10/0 Elgin 426 from 1917.

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