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Posted 1 year ago

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sharonjean
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This is a vintage Elgin Pocket Watch with beautiful floral design. Does anyone know history? Is it gold or plated?

Serial # is 412356

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  1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 1 year ago
    My question is, that the serial # off the movement or the case. and to determine if gold or plated the hallmark inside the back cover will tell. If it say some like 20year or something along those lines, it's gold filled(plated)
  2. sharonjean, 1 year ago
    How do I check the serial number on movement? Where is it? The number I referenced is the case.
  3. toolate2 toolate2, 1 year ago
    You have to open the back of the case. It's either hinged like the front or else it unscrews.
  4. toolate2 toolate2, 1 year ago
    Here's a link to help you figure it out: http://www.thewatchguy.com/pages/OPENCASE.html
  5. sharonjean, 1 year ago
    I opened the case, and I understand the serial number on the case is not the same as the one on the movement. Is the movement serial number under the face? If so, how do I safely remove it?
  6. kerry10456 kerry10456, 1 year ago
    Thanks Nathan, missed answering the last comment about referencing the #
  7. kerry10456 kerry10456, 1 year ago
    The number should be on the back side, not under the dial. If you can take a photo of the movement it's possible Nathan or I can tell you the location of the #
  8. sharonjean, 1 year ago
    The serial number in the case is noted as follows:

    B (a picture of a crown) II
    Warranted
    412356

    Still trying to release face (I see silver release notch)
  9. toolate2 toolate2, 1 year ago
    Sharon, You don't need to remove the dial... Just open the back of the case and the serial number will be on the movement there. Here's what I'm talking about: http://www.kalmarantiques.com.au/14ct-gold-antique-elgin-pocket-watch-n643.aspx
  10. toolate2 toolate2, 1 year ago
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjTpvt3pzj8

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