Garage Sale Finds! Elgin Pocket watches!

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iKokomo
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Garage Sale Finds! Elgin Pocket watches!

#1 Post by iKokomo » Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:23 pm

I just picked up 3 Elgin pocket watches (and 20 other watches and parts) at a garage sale for $9 USD! The two in a pocket watch case actually still work.
I have 3 questions.
1. Does anyone have an approximate year on these watches (the one outside of the case is 1912/13)
2. How do I open the other two pocket watches so I can see the serial number?
3. Where can I find a crystal to replace the missing one?

Thanks a lot! It was a great day!!

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Re: Garage Sale Finds! Elgin Pocket watches!

#2 Post by JerseyMo » Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:31 pm

$9 bucks for the 3 alone is a deal. Working \ running is even better.
you will need the serial numbers to determine date.
Cases are either screw down or snap on. I'd guess those are snap on and you should find a gap along the edge where you can insert a thin blade.
crystals? ah now you will really get into the fun and get to use fractions again.
Good luck with your finds.
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