I hope the information here can answer many of your questions and give you an introduction into the world of watch collecting. The elgin pocket watch is a timepiece of fine class and expensive taste. Find highquality elgin watches stock photos and editorial news pictures from getty images. Open faced pocket watch of 14k yellow gold marked elgin giant watch case co. Many of the elgin movements are of interest primarily to pocket watch. Big 1885 elgin bw raymond railroad grade pocket watch heavy 18s roman nums nice. Elgin pocket watch valueserial number year of manufacture value there are when you click on the two serial know the link below numbers serial number and you can the only you can find match the important one out the year serial number is the one on your elgin to the year the pocket watch your watch movement was made was made. Vintage waltham 14k white goldfilled pocket watch ebth.
Get the best deal for elgin pocket watches from the largest online selection at. The elgin national watch company was founded in 1864 in elgin, illinois as the national watch company, and some of the organizers were later to become the some of the biggest names in the american watch industry. The hunting case has an inner dust cover and is set with. Antique elgin pocket watch double hunter not running but winds. Dueber special pocket watch serial numbers swimaspoy. In fact, elgin produced approximately onehalf of the total number of betterquality pocket watches manufactured in the united states. Used motorcycles for sale near elgin, il used motorcycle dealer. Measuring comparable to the diameter of a quarter this is a smaller pocket. The pocket watch database has compiled data covering the major american pocket watch manufacturers and created an easy way to find information using the serial number on the watch movement. Their goal was to create watches that were durable. Get the best deals on elgin antique pocket watches with large numerals when you shop the largest online selection at. Save big on a quality used motorcycle from wild fire harleydavidson in villa park, near elgin, il. Or 2 a solid 18k gold 21 jewel railroad quality watch in.
Antique elgin pocket watch, how to open the case to look at movement. Make offer elgin 16 size of montgomery dial 17 jewel 1951 gf pocket watch. Its still quite useful today for just that purpose, but in general is mostly irrelevant if you just want general information on a watch. These watches are considered antiques, and when you take one apart, you will see that it. Elgin giant 10k goldfilled, guaranteed for 20 years up to march 1900. Buy elgin silver pocket watches and get the best deals at the lowest prices on ebay. Please update your privacy settings to accept cookies for app. Lord elgin pocket watch 14k gold california governor frank merriam watch.
Get the best deals on elgin solid gold open face antique pocket watches when you shop the largest online selection at. If you have a quartz watch, one that uses a battery, one with a logo, instead of the name elgin on the dial, or anything made after around 1965, then you are pretty much out of luck. Big elgin taschenuhr zepna ura relogio bolso zakhorloge orologio da tasca. We carry all available brands of watch material including crystals.
Early elgin stem wind watches, 18651878 linkedin slideshare. By the opulent jazz age, if you werent displaying the exuberant symmetry of an elgin wrist watch or carrying a svelte, distinctive elgin pocket watch, then who. Here are a few tips to find information about your pocket watch. This beautiful antique elgin pocket watch circa 1895 is a true collectible. In the encyclopedia article on the illinois watch case co. For the love of physics walter lewin may 16, 2011 duration. The elgin rx app is a free application for your smartphone that connects you to your pharmacy. Antique pocket watches with 23 jewels for sale ebay. It was found in the july issue of harpers new monthly magazine 1869 and gives an interesting insight into the beginnings of this significant maker. Elgin pocket watches were an icon of american pocket watch production in the 20th century and reflect the massive progress of the age with durable yet elegant designs. Elgin 338 vintage manual wind mens watch 17jewels cal. Items similar to antique pocket watch clock illustration digital download for tea.
One elgin pocket watch, gold filled case, inside case back stamped wadsworth referee warranted 20 years. The elgin watch company, out of elgin, illinois, was in business from 18641964, and while active, was the largestproducing american watch company, manufacturing an estimated half of all pocket watches dollar watches not included. Download premium images you cant get anywhere else. Elgin antique pocket watches with chronograph for sale ebay. Elgin pocket watch sale old vintage, antique elgin pocket. Elgin illinois stock photos download 8 royalty free photos. Although marked elgin giant is this a 14k white gold case. The second good guide book is the american pocket watches identification and price guide by roy ehrhardt and bill meggers and available at the heart of america press. Vintage and antique elgin pocket watches collectors weekly. Production year approximate date the movement of a watch is produced. Unfollow elgin pocket watch to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. Founded in chicago in 1864, the then national watch company was developed out of a consortium of local business leaders.
If youve always wanted to own a piece of functional american history, without breaking the bank, then a wrist or pocket watch from the elgin. We generally steer clear of goldfilled pocket watches but this beauty caught our eye with its gorgeous porcelain dial and restrained but handsome engine engraved back and elegantly engraved sides. One elgin pocket watch, gold filled case, inside case back marked c. Jewels running gold pocket watch 1917 keystone 25 yr. Giant tiger checks out as canadas low price giant with our low prices every day on trendy family fashions, groceries and every day needs. Elgin 16 size 15 jewels open case arabic dial white silveroid. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Carson maccormac attends the giant little ones premiere during 2018 toronto international film festival at the. Get the best deals on elgin double hunter antique pocket watches when you shop the largest online selection at. Beautiful vintage elgin 14k gold watch, 15 jewels, plus 8 diamonds on the front face. Elgin sterling travel case pocket watch engraved dated 1819 medora movement 6j. Also the names that are marked on the movement have been. When you find something you want to view later, put it in pocket.
Illinois watch case company elgin giant case grade. Elgin openface 14k yellow gold antique pocket watch gr 364 12s 15j 1910. Elgin watches were manufactured in illinois from 1864 to 1968. Additionally, documents as well as surviving cases show that goldfilled cases were also made under the elgin giant watch case co. The rich history of the elgin national watch company originally the national watch co. What im going to talk about ive been trying to understand what were the earliest stem wind watches that elgin made. Find the perfect deal for antique pocket watches with 23 jewels. Elgin watches serial numbers elgin national watch company. Always input the serial number from the pocket watch movement the mechanism of the watch. Discounts will be applied in shopping bag and cannot be combined.
Elgin ladies swiss made luxury quartz unworn beautiful dress. Total production over their 100 years of operation. Elgin hunter case 7 jewels white roman dial 6 size gf pocket. How to open an elgin pocket watch our everyday life. Make offer elgin vintage pocket watch stainless steel gold plated white chrono arabic dial antique 1873 elgin coin silver 11 jewel size 18s g. Elgin watch databases although it may require some digging, a lot of useful information can be found out about elgin watches by using these databases. Buy now buy now elgin usa gold plated open faced pocket watch movement number 21047418. Add a vintage timepiece to your collection with your pick from the range of elgin pocket watches, which are very sought after by watch collectors.
Elgin national watch company serial number, elgin pocket watch. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you. Although elgin stopped trading in 1964, the company had almost 100 years of trading, during which time they produced over 60 million watches. Elgin solid gold open face antique pocket watches ebay. These watches are considered antiques, and when you take one apart, you will see that it is a work of art, both inside and out. Factory records differ from yeartoyear and factorytofactory. Elgin pocket watch 14kts gold filled case star dennison. Elgin pocket watch sale old vintage, antique elgin. Invaluable is the worlds largest marketplace for art, antiques, and collectibles. Elgin swiss made 1980s mens luxury gold plated mens quartz. Its one of the last oldfashioned watches thats made by hand. How to learn more about elgin watches there is a lot to learn about elgin watches and watches in general.
The class system was, as far as i know, unique to elgin, and was basically a convenient way to group similar movements together for ordering repair parts. Great savings free delivery collection on many items. The look of an elgin watch is as important as its function. Also present is a 9 gold filled chain, marked 12012k, attached with a bar and spanish peseta. Info, specs, and value american antique pocket watches, with serial number lookups for manufacturers such as elgin, illinois, waltham, and hamilton. Right now, everything is geared toward experienced watch collectors, but even people who know very little about watches should be able to. The most recent version is from 1999 and is not updated every year.
Elgin antique pocket watches with large numerals for sale ebay. Shop forand learn aboutvintage and antique elgin pocket watches. Download 8 elgin illinois stock photos for free or amazingly low rates. Antique pocket elgin natl watch co hunter 1909c grade 335 model 24 dial porcelain case gold plated 55mm unisex gift to restore or parts antiquescollectible. Gents antique elgin gold plated hand winding mechanical pocket watch. All clocks and watches are sold as not working, due to their delicate nature, even though they may be just fine.
Elgin pocket watch 160749 14k white dial 50mm manual watch. Elgin watches hamilton watches illinois watches waltham watches types. Casker is a leading supplier of wrist watch, pocket watch, and clock parts to professional horologists. Elgin double hunter antique pocket watches for sale ebay. Elgin antique pocket watches with 15 jewels 18 pocket watch for. The clock tower of the national street plant was torn down october 7, 1966. The attached picture is from an octagonal 12s case cover, very much an art deco look, and states. As the title implies, this book doesnt cover wrist watches, but it does, however, cover pocket watches more. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. The face has black roman numeral hour markers and subdial. Dec 18, 2014 the elgin rx app is a free application for your smartphone that connects you to your pharmacy. The elgin watch company also known as the elgin national watch company was the largest american watch manufacturer in terms of total production volume.
In the late teens and 1920s, watch cases appeared, marketed by, and signed by, the elgin giant watch case coads at the time showed that the company made 18k and 14k gold cases in a variety of colors and shapes as well as traditional cases. Elgin watches all prices for elgin watches on chrono24. That heart beat had been getting slower every year and elgin ceased to depend on the watch factory as its main enterprise. It looks like your browser is set to block thirdparty cookies.
Dueber special railway swiss mechanical pocket watch, satin chrome open face case, assembled in usa. Elgin pocket watch the following is an interesting story about the elgin pocket watch company. Elgin ladies 18k goldplated diamond dress watch, c. Mason, with financial backing from former chicago mayor benjamin w. Antique pocket watch in a beautiful sterling travel case. Home elgin area history illinois watch case company reference url. Aug 06, 2012 elgin pocket watch valueserial number year of manufacture value there are when you click on the two serial know the link below numbers serial number and you can the only you can find match the important one out the year serial number is the one on your elgin to the year the pocket watch your watch movement was made was made. Buy online, view images and see past prices for elgin pocket watch. The elgin company diversified after world war ii making decorator clocks, transistor radios, wedding rings, but the hearts beat was the elgin watch. Estilo tim burton, cool clocks, unique clocks, vintage clocks, big clocks. Antique elgin pocket watch, how to open the case t.
Waltham watch company was the first watchmaker to massproduce watch movements on an assembly line. For this reason, many factory production dates are approximate. Right now, everything is geared toward experienced watch collectors, but even people who know very little about watches should be able to pick out some useful facts. In addition to the big pilot watches of 1940, in 1939 first iwc produced a series of. Vintage waltham 14k white goldfilled pocket watch item details a vintage, 14k white goldfilled waltham pocket watch featuring scrolling and geometric designs along the edge of the case housing a gray dial with black arabic numeral hour indicators and moon styled hands.744 700 879 287 904 1021 1537 410 906 248 844 558 297 1183 1360 1068 277 1531 787 371 1205 282 451 886 203 1158 645 495 1479 682 1318 882