Dating elgin watches by serial number
You can also type in a part number and get a list of all grades using that part number.
Slides from the talk I gave to Chapter 5 (San Francisco) of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC).
The inside is lined with the same gold velvet with the inside of the door lined with silk. Waltham Pocket Watch c.1906The movement is signed 'Am. The outer case has a small mark on the back & a minute ding as can be seen in the pictures, there is a minute ding above the 12 which is hardly noticeable to the naked eye. Price: 20 A Timor braille 'Time Guide' wristwatch in good condition and working order. Water resistent and stainless steel in very good condition and working order. The stainless steel case is 3.9 cm in diameter excluding winders, including winders it is 4.8 cm. The dial is 3.2 cm in diameter and is signed 'Keinzle, antimagnetic, Made in Germany' Price: 25 Commemorative Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson automatic Wristwatch Boxed This is an historic timepiece to celebrate the life of Vice-Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson.
There are usually two numbers and one can be found on the case and the most important one is located on the actual movement.
If you are ever offered, or are attempting to buy an Elgin antique pocket watch, there will always be a serial number on the movement.
On most Elgin pocket watches there are two serial numbers: For valuation purposes the only one we should ever look at is the serial number on the actual pocket watch movement itself.
The case serial number is of no use for determining the value of an Elgin pocket watch.This talk explores the early watches made by the Elgin National Watch Company through the lens of their 1870s series of promotional almanacs.