Older news can be found in the. This holds no relevance and only the one on the movement is of any significance. This is not something you normally find with other watch manufacturers but you will with the Waltham make. I find using my finger nail to be quite effective and it is soft enough to not scratch a watch case. Earlier wrist watches are often similar to pocket watches.Next
This is worth considering when looking at the value of damaged or broken watches. These are very important to understand. There was no standard across the industry and individual watchmakers may change codes over the years. American Waltham Production Dates by Serial Number American Watch Company American Waltham Watch Company Waltham Watch Company Waltham, Massachusetts Remember, the serial number being referred to is the serial number on the movement i. It had some slight damage on the outer case but not much. Chris Ozdoba has also written up a good explanation of. And at the end of the day, the watch will be worth what someone is willing to pay for it.Next
Just a few days ago I inherited almost the identical watch but produced in 1926. Howard Watch Company name was purchased by the Keystone Watch Case Company in 1902 who continued to sell watches through 1930 represented by the serial numbers below. Now you should know the date your Elgin watch was made. That is typical of the variation for watches and really it comes down to how much you want to spend to get the best watch. Could you tell me how i could get it fixed and worth of it! In these modern times, the majority of new watches for sale are made with quartz movements. Thankyou in advance Elgin Serial Number : 2368969 Production Year : 1887 Size : 18s Jewels : 15-17 jewels Grade : 75 Model : 5 Class : 9 Run Quantity : 5000 Production Dates : 1886 to 1895 Total Grade Production : 98000 Movement Configuration : Open Face Movement Setting : Pendant Wind and Set Movement Finish : Gilded Plate : Full Plate Barrel : Going Barrel Adjusted : No Marked For : George M.Next
This identifies the watch as being made by the American Waltham Watch Co. The grade of the watch is a Riverside. Hello, I recently acquired an antique Elgin pocket watch from my uncle. Edited to ad link to 1891 Dubois ad. There are still a few of what are termed mechanical models available, but they are few and far between.Next
I was left an 1891 Elgin pocket watch by my grandfather ser 4415377 in perfect working condition. Unless the world falls into another severe depression, the Demand for these watches is increasing and the Supply is decreasing! Once open then check the serial numbers on the movement below and this should identify the date your watch was made. Thankfully that is not that difficult to do. According to the Waltham database, your watch is a model 1883, grade 84, 15-jewel, open face pocket watch, size 18 men's watch , unadjusted, with a Breguet spring balance. Actually, it looks like I mostly used the first list. Take a few moments to study the photo.Next
Locate The Serial Number The single most important factor when you are trying to determine the value is to locate the. The one thing you can be certain about, is that if you have a watch then the Elgin pocket watch value should at least be determined, as you could be sitting on something worth quite a few dollars. It is always a good idea to know a little about the overall history of the Elgin pocket watch. Open face serial numbers are 13537861 for the one that works and the silver one that does not is 11742791. There are quite a number of things to understand when working out the true and actual pocket watch value.
On your pocket watch you should see two serial numbers, one on the case and one on the inner movement of the watch. The same two principles apply in that if it is older and working it is worth more and if it is a rare watch it is worth more. The value is always much better if they are actually working, keep accurate time and have the original box. Which is considered the serial no. If the watch's serial number is 9521774, that makes it a Waltham model 1883, grade 85.
Hi Sam Unfortunately I can never give estimated values as I do this for a hobby and not as any type of expert. By-the-way, mine is a model 616. I wish I could post a few images on here. While I'm not an expert, I believe the information on this page is correct. That will ultimately determine the value of your watch if you are selling it. That will give you the basics and then you should be able to have a conversation with someone who can advise how much a watch is actually worth. My grandmothers gold pocket watch.Next
That said, I know of errors in it, and I know that it isn't complete. Elgin engineers built their own Observatory to maintain scientifically precise times in their watches. My father, born in 1908 said he received this silver watch from his father on his 16th birthday. Case serial number The Online Database for the Elgin Watch Company can tell you a great deal of information about your watch, based on just the serial number off the movement. In theory, this should all be transparent to everyone and there should be zero downtime. Check out the Wiki article on Watch Service. Elgin Watch News If you visit this website frequently, you may be interested in some of the things that have changed recently.Next
You can see a description of the movement and where in Waltham's line of 18-size watches in the. I am new to this but I would assume is 1910-1925? It dont wind up anymore but still nice thou! Others may require a dull wide blade to pry or pop the cover. A watch, for instance that is made from platinum will always be valuable for the value of the scrap platinum alone. There are other determining factors for the evaluation of your watch but as a general guiding principle the older the better. I was in a small pizza restaurant in the capital city of Italy having a lunch.Next