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    Posted 6 years ago

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    Can anyone tell me anything about it? It's an Elgin pocket watch.

    Elgin National Watch Company

    Serial number of the movement - 5655437

    Serial number of the case – 2731

    Inside Case:
    "coin" mark (4) in a square?? (meaning unknown)

    Name on movement plate - G. M. Wheeler

    Star and Moon inside case

    Pat. Apr 22, '79


    1. pw-collector pw-collector, 6 years ago
      Information on your watch movement per the serial number you listed.
      Serial Number 5655437
      Grade: 75
      Size: 18
      Jewels: 15-17
      Year: 1895
      Class: 9
      Model: 5
      Named for: George M. Wheeler
      Grade 75 may be marked for George M. Wheeler or None.
      Description: Elgin serial number 5655437, grade 75, 18 size, 15-17 jewels, made about 1895.
      Open faced movement. Pendent wind and set. Full plate.
      Rate: 18,000 bph
      Serial Numbers in Grade 75: 98000
      Years of Production: 1887 to 1896
      If you can take clear photos of the movement and markings on the case, someone can give you a better description.
    2. william65paul, 6 years ago
      Thank you Dave I really appreciated the input - I have taken your sage advice and uploaded photos of the movement and the markings. Thank you once again. Kind regards.
    3. william65paul, 6 years ago
      Thank you very much AR8Jason - what you said is very interesting - I knew Elgin did not make the case but I could never figure out who did - so that helps me immensely. I find this all very much exciting. I love to learn new things anf this is a new world for me.

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