Vintage 1945 Elgin Watch Thrift Store Find

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iKokomo
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Vintage 1945 Elgin Watch Thrift Store Find

#1 Post by iKokomo » Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:30 am

I found this amazing watch at a Thrift Store (It is a part time job) for $17.50 and I found this amazing gold colored, Elgin watch in amazing shape, for the age. Opening it up the serial number said its from 1945. I was wondering if anyone knew anything else about this neat watch! History and the like :) Thanks!
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Re: Vintage 1945 Elgin Watch Thrift Store Find

#2 Post by stryfox » Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:18 am

I don't have an exact answer but I can tell you I did have that model so it is factory correct I assume as mine was identical. I'll see if I can find some pictures.

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Re: Vintage 1945 Elgin Watch Thrift Store Find

#3 Post by stryfox » Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:20 am

Also. It is newer than that. I do not see a serial number on the movement. The one on the case is irrelevant for dating it.
Elgin stopped putting serial numbers on movements in the late 50's

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Re: Vintage 1945 Elgin Watch Thrift Store Find

#4 Post by GeneJockey » Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:43 am

That movement grade, 752, was introduced in 1958, so it's no older than that. Looks to be in good condition!
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Re: Vintage 1945 Elgin Watch Thrift Store Find

#5 Post by grumpyguy » Mon Dec 26, 2016 1:36 pm

This ad puts it at 1960. Its the Explorer

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Re: Vintage 1945 Elgin Watch Thrift Store Find

#6 Post by 441victor » Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:56 pm

I outed the 4254 back in Jul '15.

http://www.vintagewatchforums.com/viewt ... 254#p53502

Mine had a later grade 777. Hard to find with the plating in such good shape. Joel

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