Hoping someone can point me in the right direction

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Hoping someone can point me in the right direction

#1 Post by greenweather » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:33 pm

Going through some boxes of my father's and came across an Elgin pocket watch. Don't trust myself to open it up to find the serial number but was hoping someone might be able to ID the model. The second dial is in a weird position compared to all of the Elgin's I have come across online.
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Re: Hoping someone can point me in the right direction

#2 Post by GeneJockey » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:25 pm

The seconds dial is at 3:00, because Elgin needed to sell hunter case movements (stem 90 degrees from seconds dial) after people stopped buying hunter case watches (the ones with the cover over the face). Open face watch movements have the stem 180 degrees from the seconds dial, normally.

I don't see hinges on the case, so I'd try unscrewing the back to get to the movement. In this era, casebacks on pocket watches tended to either be hinged or screw off, not many of the pop off type.
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