Dating elgin pocket watch serial number

Published: 21.05.2017

This safeguard was developed to protect watches from having their hands jostled out of time accidentally. Chris Ozdoba has also written up a good explanation of how to open a watch case. Also the names that are marked on the movement have been abbreviated.

Online Elgin Serial Number Database. The Online Database for the Elgin Watch Company can tell you a great deal of information about your watch.

Please take it to a watch specialist who will know exactly what to do and it will not cost as much as you may think. These details can sometimes be important. Also, when a clerk wished to note something unusual about a run of movements, they might make notes here. The factory opened for business in and Elgin were well known for making the highest quality watches. This enables the mainspring to continue running the watch while it is being wound.

Wearing A Pocket Watch With Jeans - Elgin Pocket Watch Information.

These were made at a time when watches were not affordable to the general public. The average pocket watch in these recessional times has dropped in value from a few years ago. Some records are more complete than others. The majority of people searching online for information about Elgin have either found one or perhaps have been left one in a will. That said, I know of errors in it, and I know that it isn't complete.

My 1899 Elgin Pocket Watch

The Elgin Watch Company produced 60 million watches. Many but not all watches were affected by the vision of the future. Clearly the pocket watch had been designed for various types of railroad worker and it still fascinates me today. In the s, Elgin began using a single-letter prefix to replace the "millions" digits on their serial numbers. By creating standard sized parts, and then producing them on machines, the cost of physical labour dropped massively.

    1. Anthony_Calls - 29.05.2017 in 14:18

      These details can sometimes be important.

      Kolya_Ribak - 05.06.2017 in 23:32

      In simple terms the letter refers to the millions part of the number.

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