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    Posted 6 years ago

    jscott0363
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    My mother gifted me with this beautiful gold antique Elgin pocket watch today. It once belonged to my Fathers' Great Uncle Jim who has not been with us now for over 60 years. According to my Mother, my 2nd Great Uncle Jim carried this Elgin pocket watch with him most of his adult life. It was passed down to my Grandfather, after my 2nd Great Uncle Jim passed, and then to my Father after my Grandfather passed 50 years ago.

    The Elgin watch repair company confirmed to me that the model number is 7/244, the serial number is 11634000. So, this watch was manufactured in 1905.

    I'm not sure if the watch is 10k gold filled or higher (guessing 10k gold filled). The watch no longer operates, but it's currently in the hands of an Elgin watch repair company for repair and restoration. Looking forward to receiving the restored watch.

    It has been kept in a glass display case at my parents for as long as I can remember and I'm 51.

    I, too, have been displaying this beautiful Elgin pocket watch under a glass hurricane display case.

    Thanks for looking!!
    Scott

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    Comments

    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      stunning !!!!!! very beautiful!!
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Thanks Sean!!
    3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      your welcome jscotto!!
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the loves
      Cindy
      T-Man
      and
      Sean!!!
    5. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
      Great family treasure!
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Thanks walksoftly!!
    7. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Do you know what yr. it was made? Love it again!
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      I don't know what year BB2. But, I wish I did. I'm sure that there is a serial number inside of the case somewhere. I'm hoping to get the serial number when the jeweler opens it for repair.
      Thanks for the comment and the love BB2!!
    9. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Thanks for sharing it & the history.
    10. Alan2310 Alan2310, 6 years ago
      Hi
      scott
      Priceless family treasure.
      You right about the serial inside or reverse cover, also some date could be present to, at the time was check out or repair,jeweler engraved inside.
      I love it.....Thanks for let us see this.......

      Regards
      Alan
    11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Thanks BB2!!
    12. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Thank you Alan for the kind comment!!
    13. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the loves,
      fortapache
      shawnicus
      Alan
      pops
      officialfuel
      Julie
      aghcollect
      blunderbuss2
      and
      walksoftly!!
    14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Thank you PatSea for the love!!
    15. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Thanks musikchoo for the love!!
    16. musikchoo musikchoo, 6 years ago
      Looks like a B.W. Raymond for sure !! Love it !!!
    17. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Thanks musikchoo!! It's on it's way to an Elgin watch repair specialist to be repaired and restored. I know it's expensive, but worth every penny to me! Thanks again!!
    18. musikchoo musikchoo, 6 years ago
      You are Very Welcome Scott !!
    19. Vintage_Joe Vintage_Joe, 6 years ago
      Nice watch. You can open it with knife etc. or sometimes pushing the knob will open backplate.
      Here you can find mfg: http://www.elginnumbers.com
    20. Vintage_Joe Vintage_Joe, 6 years ago
      .....or you can also try carefully pull the knob.
    21. pops52 pops52, 6 years ago
      The back most likely unscrews, like a jar would.
    22. pops52 pops52, 6 years ago
      Check out this link.

      http://www.pocketwatchrepair.com/how-to/open-pocketwatch-cases.php
    23. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Thanks Vintage_Joe!!
    24. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Thanks pops for the info! I think I'll wait until the jeweler opens it. I'm a little afraid of damaging the watch in any form or fashion. Thanks Very much!!
    25. pops52 pops52, 6 years ago
      You're welcome Scott, Good luck with it, I'll keep an eye out for a re post.
    26. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Thanks pw-collector for the love!!
    27. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love petey!!
    28. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love Trey!! Much appreciated!!
    29. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love Alice and Greg!! Much appreciated! Can't wait to get it back from restoration!
    30. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Thanks WatchClockWatcher for the love!! Much appreciated!
    31. roddyq roddyq, 4 years ago
      So awesome Scott nothing better then passing a treasured family heirlom from one generation to the next. Excellent write up
    32. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thank you so very much Roddy!! I'm very proud to have this in my possession.

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