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Hi everyone. I have this old Elgin and I can't find info on it anywhere. The serial is 600xxx which I believe puts it at around 1878 bit that is really all I know. Also, it is unusually thick for a pocket watch like this. Anything you can tell me about the watch would be great. Here are the pics.


 

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15 jewel Convertible movement.

These require a special case, which it appears you have.
 

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15 jewel Convertible movement.

These require a special case, which it appears you have.
Cool. So would this be considered rare? My dad found this in a box in the attic so it's a surprise for all of us.
 

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They're not rare, per se. I don't recall production figures offhand, but this was Elgin's main 16 size model from the mid 1870s to the mid 1880s. The lowest 7 and 11 jewel grades are quite common. The best 21 jewel grades are on the scarce side, and also quite valuable(the 21js were arguably Elgin's best product).

With yours being a 15 jewel adjusted movement, it would be roughly middle of the road,

As I said, the case is really more important than the movement, and it appears as though your case is in fairly good condition.
 
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