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    Posted 4 years ago

    jscott0363
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    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!!
    Scott

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    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks officialfuel for the appreciation!!
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks Radegunder for the appreciation!!
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks captainslack for the appreciation!!
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks pw-collector for the appreciation!
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks shawnicus for the appreciation!
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks fortapache for the appreciation!
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks petey for the appreciation!
    8. Trey Trey, 4 years ago
      Very nice restoration, family heirlooms are priceless:)
    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks Trey! That's very true. I come from a very large family (7 sisters and 2 brothers). But, ironically, there are few family heirlooms to pass on down to the next generation. This is one of the few that are floating around within my family. Thanks for the love as well!!
    10. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      very very beautiful!!
    11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Well, thank you Sean!!! And thanks for the love as well! Much appreciated.
    12. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks BB2 for the love!! Much appreciated!
    13. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks Trunkman for the love!! Much appreciated!
    14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thank you MooreAntique for the love. Much appreciated!!
    15. inky inky, 4 years ago
      Beautiful..and priceless!!!...:-)
    16. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks inky for the love and the very nice comment!! Very much appreciated!
    17. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the loves
      vetraio50
      ttomtucker
      OMG
      kerry10456
      and
      Manikin
      All very much appreciated!!!
    18. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      How you did well having it restored!
      A ticking watch which belonged to several generations is kind of a heart, keeping alive memories of all its proud owners :-)
      Bravo for this beautiful piece which will keep on beeing transmitted!
    19. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thank you Kyra!! I hope it remains in my family for many generations to come. Now, we'll just have to decide which of my two sons will get to be the proud owner of this one day. But, not in the near future (I hope!!).
    20. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thank you Elisabethan for the love!! I appreciate you stopping by!
    21. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
      Scott, to check on gold content with case...place watch in palm of one hand and press other hand firmly on back cover and unscrew it counter clockwise, the inside will be hallmark whether solid or will have warranty years on gold-filled...example is 25 year, 20 year and 15 would be gold-filled
      Kerry
    22. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
      I would add....at looking at before and after photo and not seeing any wear/rub spots, would strongly suggest a solid case, not filled
    23. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks kerry10456!! Check out the new pictures that I just posted and tell me what you think.
    24. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
      Love the "Three Finger Bridge" style movement, always one of my favorite designs and the case is gold-filled...14K but can't make out if 20 or 25 year case...Very nice
    25. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks Kerry!! It's actually 25 years. It was tough to get a decent picture due to the reflection from the case.
    26. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 years ago
      Ur up? In about 10 min ill know if the key works!!!!!!
    27. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 years ago
      Oh im so bad ,didnt evensay how much i love ur watch...i know you understand! It is beautiful.
    28. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks shareurpassion!!! Can't wait to see if the key works!! George is incredibly good at what he does and a million times nicer!!
    29. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the love shareurpassion!! Very much appreciated!!
    30. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks Roy for the love. Much appreciated!!
    31. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks Hamish for the love and for stopping by. Much appreciated!!!
    32. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the love Caperkid. And thanks for stopping by. Much appreciated!!
    33. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks twoheads for the love and for stopping by. Much appreciated!!
    34. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Agram.m, Thank you so much for the love and for stopping by. Very much appreciated!!!
    35. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thomas, Thank you for the wonderful comment!! Also, thank you for the love and for stopping by. Very much appreciated!!!
    36. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Nicefice, Thank you so very much for the love click and for stopping by. Very much appreciated!!!
    37. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
      Scott, just for your records, here's the data breakdown on this....
      Grade: 244
      Manufacturer: Elgin
      Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
      Movement Serial Number: 11634000
      Grade: 244
      Model: 7
      Class: 38
      Estimated Production Year: 1905
      Run Quantity: 2,000
      Total Production: 30,900
      Size: 16s
      Jewels: 17j
      Movement Configuration: Openface
      Movement Finish: Nickel
      Movement Setting: Pendant
      Plate: Bridge Plate
      Bridge Type: 3-finger
      Barrel: Going
      Train: Quick
      Regulator: Moseley
      Adjusted: Yes
      Adjusted # of Positions: Unknown
      Railroad Grade: No
    38. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Wow Kerry!! A BIG thank you for the incredible information you've supplied me with! Thank You, Thank You, Thank you!!!!
      A Very Merry Christmas to you and your family!! And may 2016 be incredible for you in every way possible!!!
      Scott
    39. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Radegunder,
      Thanks for the love and for stopping by. Always much appreciated!!!!
    40. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 4 years ago
      Hello..
    41. pops52 pops52, 3 years ago
      Your watch turned out fantastic Scott, very nice heirloom!
    42. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Well Pops!! Thank you so much. So good to hear from you again. I got a bit worried when I didn't see you around for so long. I've been away for several months myself, but hope to be back in full swing soon. Hope all is well in your world!
    43. Caperkid, 3 years ago
      Great to see you back Scotty!
    44. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Great to be back Roy!!

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