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Good morning (afternoon/evening)...
I bought this beautiful lord Elgin piece just last night, and would love some info if anyone has any :)...
I know the company history , but would love some info on the watch itself.
I'm new to the world of vintage watches, and would love to know the value of a piece like this.

It's a lord Elgin 14kt gold filled -perfect working condition.
 

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Are a disproportionate share of Lord Elgin dials in this condition as opposed to those of Elgin?
 

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Production Year :1945
Size :8/0s
Jewels :21 jewels
Grade :556
Model :7
Run Quantity :3000
Production Dates :1940 to 1951
Total Grade Production :253000
Movement Configuration :Hunter Case (wristwatch)
Movement Setting :Pendant Wind and Set
Movement Finish :Flat/Matte Nickel Finish
Plate :3/4 Plate
Barrel :Going Barrel
Adjusted :Adjusted to 1 Position
Marked For :Lord Elgin

Very nice watch and the dial is aged to perfection IMO. I collect Elgins because IMO they are very high quality for what they sell for and have so many great styles to collect.
 

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What you have is the Lord Elgin model "4804A". It was made for several years in the 1940s. The serial number on yours is from c. 1945.

Are a disproportionate share of Lord Elgin dials in this condition as opposed to those of Elgin?
I don't think Lord Elgin dials in general. This particular model though, I often see like the OPs watch.
 

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What you have is the Lord Elgin model "4804A". It was made for several years in the 1940s. The serial number on yours is from c. 1945.



I don't think Lord Elgin dials in general. This particular model though, I often see like the OPs watch.
I think it looks great like that but thats just me. I just got one today and its got some strange stuff on the dial and I wonder what would be safe to clean it off?
 

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I think it looks great like that but thats just me.
I don't mind the dial condition myself - the printed areas are strong...There are many collectors though that would think that is a bit too far. I have seen that model many times with the stark redial - and don't like that look at all.

I just got one today and its got some strange stuff on the dial and I wonder what would be safe to clean it off?
The rule-of-thumb is "never attempt to clean a dial that you aren't willing to make worse". My approach would depend on what I saw under the loupe...I think that is a combination of finish loss (lifting) and darkening. If that is the case I don't think there is much you could do.
 

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Thank you... yes I do think it's gorgeous... I have bought it to sell it though. But I'm not sure what it's value is!!
 
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