Posted 7 years ago
Earlier, this year, I posted my 2nd Great Uncle's Elgin pocket watch from 1905 (M/N 7/244 S/N 11634000). Based on the serial number, this watch was manufactured in 1905. I sent the watch to be professionally restored, by a horologist, in February of this year and I just got it back from the company that restored it for me. They did a beautiful job with the restoration, or at least I think they did.
This watch once belonged to my Fathers' Great Uncle Jim who has not been with us now for over 60 years. 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. Based on the model number and the watch grade, I believe the watch is 14k gold filled.
Several of the parts had to be custom made. The watch was fully rebuilt internally, received a new mineral crystal and a professional polishing.
It's really nice to hear this watch ticking again after more than 50 years.
Update: The inside of the watch back is shows "Warranted 25 years" and the numbers 6957439. So, this would confirm that it is 14K gold filled by one of our CW friends kerry10456. Thank you Kerry!
Thanks for looking!!