Antique elgin pocket watch dating
For more information on Swiss Elgin watches, including a listing of Swiss Elgin grades and their equivalent Swiss movement calibres, please view our Swiss Elgin page. It manufactured watch cases under many brands, such as "Elgin Giant," "Elgin Pride," "Tivoli," "Spartan," and "Elgin Commander." The use of the name "Elgin" in their brand names, or marking the cases with "Elgin USA" has often led people to believe that a watch was made by the Elgin National Watch Company when it was actually made by another manufacturer, or to think that a watch no longer has its original case because it is "now in an Elgin case." Keep in mind that watch movements and watch cases were usually made by different manufacturers.
The Illinois Watch Case Company of Elgin, Illinois should not be confused with the Elgin Watch Company. Elgin watches are entirely different than Illinois "Elgin" cases.
Once they have the watch in their hands they will be able to give you a really good indication of value.
Here is a good article on how to evaluate a watch generally.
If you have a recently-purchased, modern Elgin watch, please see our Modern Elgin Watch page for more information. Click here for an explanation and example of how to use our serial number tables. Click here for instructions on how to identify and open most common case types.
Be sure to use the serial number on the movement (the works) of the watch. In the 1930s, Elgin began using a single-letter prefix to replace the "millions" digits on their serial numbers.
Much of this assembly work was done at a new Elgin plant in Elgin, South Carolina. Co) was a major manufacture in the city of Elgin, Illinois.
The more elaborate the case, the bigger sign of wealth by the owner.
Trying to get an accurate value is quite difficult simply because of all the factors above.
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