Elgin base metal case.

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Gabe
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Re: Elgin base metal case.

#11 Post by Gabe » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:09 pm

So what model is this?

I ask because I think I have one of these in YGF:
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Re: Elgin base metal case.

#12 Post by 441victor » Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:05 pm

The gold filled model is a 1482. Joel

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Re: Elgin base metal case.

#13 Post by Magpie » Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:38 am

During the middle and late 1930s, Elgin tended to offer several variants involving a basic case design but with different model numbers for differences such as case metal, type of attachment (i.e., leather strap or metal band), grade of movement, and style of dial. Sometimes this gets confusing when one is attempting to ID a particular watch!

To judge from the pictures Gabe posted, the watch appears to be a Model 1477, which the Elgin pages in a 1936 jobber's catalog show as having a 10K YGF case, 17-jewel movement, leather strap, and that embossed numeral dial. (Although Model 1482 has the same case and dial design, the case metal is Veritas [stainless steel], the movement is only 7 jewels, and the watch is equipped with a metal band. The strap version is Model 1478.)

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Re: Elgin base metal case.

#14 Post by Gabe » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:09 am

Any idea of a source for that 1936 jobber's catalog?

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Re: Elgin base metal case.

#15 Post by 441victor » Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:13 pm

Thanks Betty. My ID came from an ebay listing that had the gold fill and 487 movement but quoted the wrong model number. It's a never ending struggle to dig the right information out of the internet even when Elgin's lack of consistency doesn't misguide us. But until they prefect time travel it's all most of us have. Joel

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Re: Elgin base metal case.

#16 Post by Magpie » Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:49 pm

Any idea of a source for that 1936 jobber's catalog?
Gabe, I can't quite tell what it is you're asking. If your question means you're asking where I found the information, the answer is that it came from a Ball Blue Book catalog I have in my collection. But if you're asking where you can get a copy of the catalog for yourself, all I can tell you is to keep looking until you find one.

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Re: Elgin base metal case.

#17 Post by Gabe » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:33 am

Thank you, Magpie.

A 1936 Ball Blue Book catalog.

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Re: Elgin base metal case.

#18 Post by Paleotime » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:53 am

I am fortunate to own one of each...here is a side by side.
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