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 Post subject: Elgin/Lord Elgin Advertisements
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:34 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Elgin/Lord Elgin Advertisements
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:28 am 
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Great idea, Rob! I have some I've been meaning to scan, plus that binder of sales flyers for jewelers from the 50s on how to sell 'the ELGIN line'.

Gotta wait for a dry day, though. Don't want to get 60 year old ads wet, taking them to work!

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 Post subject: Re: Elgin/Lord Elgin Advertisements
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:37 am 
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Doug,

I am going to have a look through some old magazines and see what else I might have. I thought this might be a good way to start a resource that could someday be put in the form of a model listing, akin to what Dave did with the Hamiltons. We will see what response and resources there are out there..........

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 Post subject: Re: Elgin/Lord Elgin Advertisements
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This is the first post in the Elgin forum which Rob posted on Feb of 2012. I asked Mark to make it a sticky bring it back to the front of the forum so the community can contribute their ads to the research on Elgin watches. Here are clips of the magazine ads I have found over the last year.

Elgin Ads 1940’s

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 Post subject: Re: Elgin/Lord Elgin Advertisements
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Elgin Ads 1950

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 Post subject: Re: Elgin/Lord Elgin Advertisements
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Elgin Ads 1951

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 Post subject: Re: Elgin/Lord Elgin Advertisements
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Elgin Ads 1952

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 Post subject: Re: Elgin/Lord Elgin Advertisements
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Based on ads from the era, it seems like nobody wore any color of watch strap other than tan and brown from the mid 30's to mid 50's.

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 Post subject: Re: Elgin/Lord Elgin Advertisements
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Saturday Evening Post, May 1928

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Saturday Evening Post, June 1928

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Molyneux, Boulanger, Lanvin
Saturday Evening Post, October 1928


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Hearst's International Cosmopolitan, May 1929


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Hearst's International Cosmopolitan, June 1929

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Saturday Evening Post, October 1929

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Saturday Evening Post, November 1929

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Diplomat
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Saturday Evening Post, March 1930


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Saturday Evening Post, June 1930


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Saturday Evening Post, December 1942


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 Post subject: Re: Elgin/Lord Elgin Advertisements
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Apparently, the 760/761 automatic line was called Thin-Thin. Worst name ever for a watch! I'm never going to call my 30 jewel 760 Lord Elgin the Thin-Thin :lol: The ad is from 1961

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Here's another one from 1961 advertising a Lord Elgin with the 760 automatic. Prices started at $100 and the highest end case was 10K.

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