Vintage Watch Forums

Vintage Collector’s Site for Discussion
Home
Hamilton Watches for Sale
It is currently Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:04 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Blue Elgin box
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:26 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:40 pm
Posts: 1836
I have this Blue elgin box.
Anyone have any ideas on year or what line it goes to?
Thanks


Attachments:
IMG_2960.JPG
IMG_2960.JPG [ 1.71 MiB | Viewed 267 times ]
IMG_2959.JPG
IMG_2959.JPG [ 1.67 MiB | Viewed 267 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Blue Elgin box
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:46 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:19 pm
Posts: 1679
Location: Cincinnati
Not sure...

_________________
See my watches here: http://grumpyguyinc.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Blue Elgin box
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:42 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon May 19, 2014 4:39 am
Posts: 182
Location: Cambridgeshire UK
Could it be for the Dunbar as the box is a similar shape?

viewtopic.php?f=30&t=9848

Don't know just a wild guess.

_________________
life is 100% fatal, so get on with it.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Blue Elgin box
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:48 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 15, 2014 4:22 am
Posts: 1969
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Sorry, replied directly to Carl.

This box suits early 1950s Elgin watches. (like the plamsprings, 17 jewel models not lord Elgin 21 jewels). You also find them with DuraPower banners across the top.

_________________
Disruptive Elgin Collector.... 39.56043956043956
http://www.elgin.watch - Elgin Model Database
instagram @elgindownunder


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Blue Elgin box
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:11 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 15, 2014 4:22 am
Posts: 1969
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Example of the DuraPower, stolen from eBay so will disappear.

Image

_________________
Disruptive Elgin Collector.... 39.56043956043956
http://www.elgin.watch - Elgin Model Database
instagram @elgindownunder


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Blue Elgin box
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:35 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:24 am
Posts: 4198
So, exclusively for the women's watches, do you think?

_________________
Moderator
My vintage watch collection on Instagram: @retroworx
https://www.instagram.com/retroworx/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Blue Elgin box
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:07 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:53 am
Posts: 1090
Quote:
So, exclusively for the women's watches, do you think?


Wouldn't think so. The box that Carl posted is what must be a very dark blue. I suspect that Elgin used the dark blue box for men's models, the pastel blue for women's. (Basically identical design, but perhaps smaller dimensions for the women's?)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Blue Elgin box
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:51 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 15, 2014 4:22 am
Posts: 1969
Location: Melbourne, Australia
No, those blue boxes are for both. That image was just the first one I found with the DuraPower.

_________________
Disruptive Elgin Collector.... 39.56043956043956
http://www.elgin.watch - Elgin Model Database
instagram @elgindownunder


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Terms of Service