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by Air
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Model 1629 Home Run
Replies: 8
Views: 1624

Re: Model 1629 Home Run

The 1930-31 catalog is available on this forum as the 1927-1931 catalog. These are actually the catalog pages from 1931. As for the 1929-1930 catalog, nothing is available online, but the Shawkey book has it almost in its entirety.
by Air
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Difference between Elgin Legionnaire 411 and 413 and E-301?
Replies: 3
Views: 743

Re: Difference between Elgin Legionnaire 411 and 413 and E-301?

The cases were the same, as far as we know. In 1928, Elgin decided to change its model numbering system: 18/0 - 100's and 800's; 10/0 - 200's; 3/0 - 300's; 4/0 - 400's....etc. Under this system, the E-301 was renumbered into the 400 series, as the 300's were reserved for 3/0 sized movements. I suspe...
by Air
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Model 1629 Home Run
Replies: 8
Views: 1624

Re: Model 1629 Home Run

Elgin offered different bands with the same case. They gave a distinct model number to each band/attachment/strap variation. The Models 687 and 1629 were Model 680s with metal bands and 15 jewel movements. They were both priced at $37.50. The 687 was offered in the 1929-1930 catalog with a nickel ch...
by Air
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Would it be offensive if...
Replies: 10
Views: 1828

Re: Would it be offensive if...

This is ever the debate among watch collectors. To me, do whatever gives greater value to you. If you think that it looks more stylish with a black dial, do it. If you want to show it as completely authentic, don't.
by Air
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: New Book on Elgin Wristwatches Now Available!
Replies: 3
Views: 900

Re: New Book on Elgin Wristwatches Now Available!

Congratulations Bruce. Look forward to seeing the finished product.
by Air
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: introduction with new acquisition
Replies: 4
Views: 913

Re: introduction with new acquisition

Without more information, it would be hard to provide a backstory on the Elgin watch that you show. The bronzing of the crystal may be due to the aging of a plastic crystal. That is only speculation without seeing the watch. Elgin did not produce a Model 4 in 1924 - 1925. They were up in the 400 ser...
by Air
Thu May 24, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Mystery Lord Elgin 14K
Replies: 6
Views: 1464

Re: Mystery Lord Elgin 14K

Wow Bryan! That's a beauty.
by Air
Sun May 20, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Elgin collection
Replies: 2
Views: 1123

Re: Elgin collection

Nice post-war Elgin collection. Definitely very focused. Congratulations!
by Air
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Fred's Book Set Is Sailing Our Way!
Replies: 3
Views: 877

Re: Fred's Book Set Is Sailing Our Way!

Magpie is absolutely right. I also had the privilege of editing Fred's books. For material on wristwatches and wristwatch manufacturers in the 1920's and 1930's, there is no better book out there and I doubt there ever will be.
by Air
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Incoming E-12
Replies: 17
Views: 2781

Re: Incoming E-12

Hi Randy — Wow! The enthusiasm that you and others have shown towards the Elgin book project certainly helps inspire our team as we forge ahead. Thanks for your continued support!