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  1. Watches - Private Sellers and Sponsors
    Elgin Grade 291 Pocket Watch Gallery with Images & Timestamp If pocket watches are your thing, here's a good deal! Elgin grade 291 pocket watch, running very nicely and keeping good time. Dial and handset are fantastic and in great original condition. Movement is beautiful and runs great...
    $50 USD
  2. Public Forum
    So yeah, I'm not really into pocket watches. In fact, I've only ever bought two prior. One to take apart to look at the movement in detail, and the other . . . well, https://www.watchuseek.com/threads/2021-watch-17-the-diver-hater-got-a-doxa-if-this-doesnt-excite-you-nothing-will.5341604/...
  3. Watchmaking
    Hello, I'm having some trouble removing the bracelet on this Elgin watch. It doesn't look like the springbar has the typical marks where one could use a springbar tool and there are no obvious spots on the lugs. Any help is appreciated, thanks!
  4. Public Forum
    I just achieved a long time grail for my collection with the Elgin model 212 in white gold (circa 1929). I have been waiting years to get one. It is very rare one goes for sale, let alone in good condition with enamel intact. I think this one is in fantastic condition for nearly 100 year old...
  5. Vintage & Pocket watches
    Hello everyone! I’ve been a longtime lurker on the forum, but this is my first post! Please let me know if I’ve posted this in the incorrect forum. I’m posting here because I recently picked up a vintage Elgin that I believe must have been an early homage to one of Elgin’s WWII service watches...
  6. Watchmaking
    Purchased a non runner Elgin grade 921. disassembled and figured out the mainspring has broken into 2 pieces. Obviously it won’t work. So I researched what mainspring I would need and I figured out that mainspring part #817 is what I needed. Ordered, installed wound up and it felt wayyyyy too...
  7. Watches - Private Sellers and Sponsors
    For sale is a lovely Elgin auto that I believe to be from the 1960s. Measures approximately 33mm in diameter, 41.5mm lug-to-lug and 9mm thick. My research indicates the movement to be an AS 1673, with one notable feature being its offset rotor design, contributing to the thin case. Condition is...
  8. Vintage & Pocket watches
    Hi All, I have an interesting new find I want to share. I explored previous posts that provided some information but wanted to further clarify, and it looked like these post were way too old. I obtained an Elgin Automatic marked Elgin 663 on the rotor and further "Seventeen 17 Jewels adjusted...
  9. Vintage & Pocket watches
    Fiancée got me an Elgin for my Bday from Ebay. Seller stated it was from the 1890s (by the serial it's a 1920s). When comparing the serial and movement design to the online database its similar but doesn't match. Can someone give me a more experienced opinion?
  10. Watchmaking
    I have a new old stock bottle of Elgin M-56a watch oil and I’m wondering if it may still be useable as it looks and smells fine. All newer oil options aside, is this a good oil to use for old watches, as recommended by Elgin in the 1940s, eg., for every jewel pivot and cap jewel? If it’s not...
  11. Watchmaking
    I need an upper 3rd wheel setting for the elgin 306. Its almost complete but just this is missing. Scotchwatch doesnt have it, ebay doesn’t have it, ofrei doesn’t have it. Where can i get one and if i can’t what can i use to replace it? Its really frustrating and I’m almost tempted to run it...
  12. Vintage & Pocket watches
    I've this on my desk for years, but I never looked up any information about the movement. It was one of a few dozen pocket watches my grandfather had, but I remember him letting me wind this specific one when I was a kid, so I asked for it when he passed. When looking up the movement serial...
  13. Vintage & Pocket watches
    I'm trying to repair this ladies Elgin from I believe the late 20s but can't find the movement cal. #. There are some serial numbers on the caseback and movement but doesn't result in any info on Google. There's no info under the balance but there is on it (see pic). It wants to run, the balance...
  14. Vintage & Pocket watches
    Greetings folks. Today I present to you yet another fun tale of "Movements I buy that are pains in the butt" Today's contestant is a stately and elegant 18s 23j Elgin Veritas (serial 13425750 for those who want to follow at home). She knows how to work it She's a lovely old girl who has seen...
  15. Vintage & Pocket watches
    First time posting on the forum. I've only been collecting for a year or so. My grandfather gave me this Elgin watch years ago. With the new intrest in watches I dug it out. I was wondering if anyone here can tell me what model it is and what it might cost to have it serviced. Any information...
  16. Vintage & Pocket watches
    Hi all - I'm new here, so please excuse any etiquette or rules I may be unknowingly breaking. I have a 1870 Elgin gold pocket watch (I do not believe it is working) that belonged to my grandfather and would appreciate your thoughts. Unfortunately I do not live in a city with any companies that...
  17. Public Forum
    Hello, I'm very new to the world of clock & pocket watch collecting/repair and would like to know what I'm seeing here by the lever. It's from an 1891 Elgin pocket watch. Enclosed is a photo with the part in question circled. Does it look like all the parts in this area are present? If so, what...
  18. Vintage & Pocket watches
    I'm considering to buy this very nice vintage Elgin and was wondering can the dial be cleaned? I don't want to get rid of the patina but the dark spots bother me. Also, does the dial look original to you?
  19. Watchmaking
    Hi guys, I have an Elgin 626 movement with a broken balance... I have been searching for a cheap replacement but not too successful. My question is if other movements close to the 626 would have interchangeable balances? The 559 movement seems almost identical to the 626... Any advice or...
  20. Watches - Private Sellers and Sponsors
    Stainless Elgin "Galaxie". Approx. 34mm diameter, 40mm lug-to-lug, 10mm thick. Case is in good condition for its age with hairline scratches but crystal is a bit "wavy" due to buffing to remove scratches. Runs but needs attention due to issue with mainspring, which has become detached from arbor...
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