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    Posted 16 days ago

    Mjay00
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    Dear 1868 size 18s 11 to 13 jewels grade 57 model number one class four run quality 1000 production dates 1867 - 1876 total grade production 75146 Marked for George M. Wheeler

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    1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 16 days ago
      Interesting because the company history says they didn't ship their first wrist watch until 1910.
    2. keramikos, 15 days ago
      Hi, Mjay00. :-)

      I think I see where you may have gotten your information using the serial number stamped into the back of the case (23765):

      https://www.elginnumbers.com/index.php

      Unfortunately, per this website, that isn't the right serial number to use:

      *snip*

      The serial number must be off the movement of the watch (where the gears are), not off the case. These two serial numbers are unrelated.

      *snip*

      http://elginwatches.org/databases/elgin_sn_intro.html

      I see that you've managed to open the case, and have provided a picture of the movement, but I'm afraid I can't make out any of the engraved information thereon.

      More information on Elgin serial numbers and dating Elgin watches:

      http://elginwatches.org/help/serial_number_info.html

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