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 Post subject: Re: Elgin/Lord Elgin Advertisements
PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:06 pm 
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From 1962 for a Lord Elgin with the 760 automatic movement.

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 Post subject: Re: Elgin/Lord Elgin Advertisements
PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:04 am 
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Here are some of the old Newspaper ads I was talking about...

Lord Elgin Thin-Thin 30 A, B, and C
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Hard to see in this ad, but there's one that's really special, the Lord Elgin Saturn. The crystal has a gold boss that covers the middle of the dial, so the hour hand appears as an open triangle. You see these sometimes without the gold boss, presumably replacement crystals, or very rarely with it.

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Another 761
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This confirms the 'Townsman' name.
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Here are two ads, 3 days apart, with the different versions of the 'Rochester' model.
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There are about 60 at this point, and I have no idea how to put them all here without laboriously pasting links, so here's a link to the whole folder on Photobucket:

http://smg.photobucket.com/user/genejockey/library/Elgin%20Paper%20Ads?sort=3&page=1

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 Post subject: Re: Elgin/Lord Elgin Advertisements
PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:47 am 
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Oh, there's my Rochester, thanks so much! I had no idea that it too had the "Nite-Glow dial", which I am assuming is the radium on the back of the hands as you described with your variant.

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 Post subject: Re: Elgin/Lord Elgin Advertisements
PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:41 pm 
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I saw there was a Thin Thin K!

Great job. What are you using to go through papers. I'd be willing to help.

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 Post subject: Re: Elgin/Lord Elgin Advertisements
PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:50 pm 
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Newspapers.com. My wife subscribed because it looked promising for genealogical searching, but it hasn't been as helpful as she expected.

I did a series of different searches, and pulled up a lot of different ads. I think I'm up to a total of 80 by now.

Then I edited the pics to crop it down to just the ad, and saved it as the date of the original newspaper. But I've got so many now I'm not sure what to do with them all.

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 Post subject: Re: Elgin/Lord Elgin Advertisements
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So far, I've identified that I have the Thin-Thin B, C, and F (haven't seen the others). And from looking at the ad for the C, the original bracelet came with a C that I bought for parts.

This is simply an awesome tool to identify our watches. If you want some help, let me know....

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 Post subject: Re: Elgin/Lord Elgin Advertisements
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I'm noticing several different watches with the same letter designation, though as far as I can tell at this point without deeper study, they're all in the same case, just different dials. For example, the Lord Elgin Thin-Thin 30 B shows three different dials, but all in the 9817 RGP/ss case. But I'm not sure they were consistent with it. BTW, the 9817 is also used for the Elgin Thin-Thin 27 O.

BTW, I just had to show this one. You know how I keep saying Elgins weren't that much cheaper than Hamiltons or some of the more popular vintage watches? Here you have a 761 for $79.50, and an Omega Seamaster for $110. Only $30 difference, back in 1961. Not even 50% more expensive. Compare that today!

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 Post subject: Re: Elgin/Lord Elgin Advertisements
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Sorry I'm two months late! I've seen that in a lot of ads. Longines, LeCoultre (sp?), and several other big name watches weren't that much more than Elgins/Hamiltons/Bulovas.


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I'm noticing several different watches with the same letter designation, though as far as I can tell at this point without deeper study, they're all in the same case, just different dials. For example, the Lord Elgin Thin-Thin 30 B shows three different dials, but all in the 9817 RGP/ss case. But I'm not sure they were consistent with it. BTW, the 9817 is also used for the Elgin Thin-Thin 27 O.

BTW, I just had to show this one. You know how I keep saying Elgins weren't that much cheaper than Hamiltons or some of the more popular vintage watches? Here you have a 761 for $79.50, and an Omega Seamaster for $110. Only $30 difference, back in 1961. Not even 50% more expensive. Compare that today!

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 Post subject: Re: Elgin/Lord Elgin Advertisements
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Thought you might like to know that there are now twelve pages of Elgin wristwatches from the 1931 S. H. Clausin catalog posted below, in the thread "1927–1931 Elgin Catalog?".


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 Post subject: Re: Elgin/Lord Elgin Advertisements
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Magpie wrote:
Thought you might like to know that there are now twelve pages of Elgin wristwatches from the 1931 S. H. Clausin catalog posted below, in the thread "1927–1931 Elgin Catalog?".

Thanks. That's great. I stickied that thread at the top of the forum so that it doesn't get lost.

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 Post subject: Re: Elgin/Lord Elgin Advertisements
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:18 pm 
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Horizon look ads

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 Post subject: Re: Elgin/Lord Elgin Advertisements
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Just love these:)


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 Post subject: Re: Elgin/Lord Elgin Advertisements
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Elgin Touchdown 202 AKA Mermaid

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 Post subject: Re: Elgin/Lord Elgin Advertisements
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Diveboy where did all ad your images go?


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 Post subject: Re: Elgin/Lord Elgin Advertisements
PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:53 pm 
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Links to Elgin ads I've found, bought, or copied from Genejockey, Diveboy, and others :lol:

I got these from going through Life Magazine on Google. Halfway through, I got smart, and included a screenshot of the date.

http://grumpyguyinc.com/2015/06/20/elgi ... -magazine/

Here's the hodgepodge of some original work and what I've copied.

http://grumpyguyinc.com/2014/01/26/elgin-ads/

http://grumpyguyinc.com/2014/03/20/watch-ads/

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 Post subject: Re: Elgin/Lord Elgin Advertisements
PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:46 pm 
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Bryan, those Elgin ads are great! I haven't gotten thru them all yet but I'm enjoying them.
It makes you stop to think a moment and reflect on just how much Elgin spent on advertising each year.
My favorite is the "Horizon style crystal revealing up to 33percent more of the dial!" What? What does that mean? That is "Ad speak".


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 Post subject: Re: Elgin/Lord Elgin Advertisements
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Added a few more ads since last year.

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 Post subject: Re: Elgin/Lord Elgin Advertisements
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Had some Wordpress issues and had to change the style of links I used as a work around to get see anything.

Here's working link to all three ad posts.

http://grumpyguyinc.com/?cat=110

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