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Posted 1 year ago

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tanya1980
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Just bought this item. I loved it although I know nothing about it, any info would be helpful. Thanks.

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  1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    very beautiful!! welcome to cw:) someone here does know about these :)
  2. Stillwater Stillwater, 1 year ago
    It is a gold Elgin watch.
  3. tanya1980 tanya1980, 1 year ago
    Thank you Stillwater, thats a great start.
  4. Stillwater Stillwater, 1 year ago
    Well what do you want to know? You didn't provide the markings or anything, how would we help you?

    Looks like you've figured it out anyway, its a pocketwatch with a movement by Elgin and a 14k gold case. Its missing the loop by the way.
  5. tanya1980 tanya1980, 1 year ago
    Sorry, I will update all that tomorrow. Thanks again.
  6. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    I believe this was a ladies pocket watch also . Very nice ! There are several on ebay and google if you search ladies Elgin 14K pocket watch Multi color :-) Welcome to CW and I am sure when you give more info someone will tell you more about it . Thanks for sharing it .
  7. Stillwater Stillwater, 1 year ago
    What I meant to say is that with watches, a lot of the time its "what you see is what you got." There usually isn't much more than the maker, the metal, and the age, and age we can't tell you without the markings
  8. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    The serial number appears to be 5733488.
    The 5,000,000 series were manufactured 1893 to 1895, approximately.
    Here is a link to input the serial number of your watch. I used 5733488.
    http://elgintime.dyndns-home.com:8080/elgintime/SnumLookup?SN=5733488
    Serial Number 5733488
    Grade: 121
    Size: 6
    Jewels: 15
    Year: 1895
    Class: 54
    Model: 2
    Named for: None
    Description: Elgin serial number 5733488, grade 121, 6 size, 15 jewels, made about 1895.
    Hunter case movement. Pendent wind and set. Three-quarter plate.
    Rate: 18,000 bph
    Please let us know if this is correct,
    Dave

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