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    Posted 9 years ago

    Jane12
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    I say ladies because the face is similar to other ladies watches I've seen, but there is a stag in the woods on the back. It is not "hunter" style, meaning there is no cover to open and close to see the face. In all my searching, I have only seen one other watch with this face, but it didn't have ENWC spelled out, and the back was more lady like florals.

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Love then engraving on the back. Those eyes!
      Elegant Elgin Elk!
    2. thisoldwatch thisoldwatch, 9 years ago
      Beautiful dial. If you can, add a picture of the movement & serial number. This will tell the exact size and year it was made etc.
    3. Jane12, 9 years ago
      to thisoldwatch, I don't know how to open it and I have not taken it to a jeweler. I am really interested in seeing the inside myself, but there doesn't seem to be an easy way to open it and I don't want to scratch it. It will be interesting to see the serial # and movement. Don't really have a trusted jeweler, so need to scout that out.
    4. Jane12, 9 years ago
      Vetraio50, yes the eyes are intense! Wary? Sad?
    5. thisoldwatch thisoldwatch, 9 years ago
      Hi Jane,
      I don't see any hinges so it is possibly a screw on/off cover. Hold it in the palm of your hand dial down and twist the back cover counter clockwise. You may have to use one of those rubber kitchen aids or simply blow on your hand to help loosen the back. Good luck, its not that hard.
    6. Jane12, 9 years ago
      To: thisoldwatch: Great advice. Got it open and posted the movement picture. I'm thinking by the serial # it was made in 1893?
    7. pw-collector pw-collector, 9 years ago
      Jane12,
      This is a link where you can type in the serial number and it will give you information on your watch.
      http://elgintime.dyndns-home.com:8080/elgintime/SnumLookup
      Serial no. 5042820
      Size 18
      Year of production around 1894
      Dave

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