Specific questions are best answered by posting to one of the. How much is my watch worth? I could not remove the balance from the cock because the hairspring guide pins were tight. If you don't know this you could break something. At the same time try to make a scooping turn to lift the caseback. Also check out the , they cover the subject in much more detail than anything currently available on the Internet. The contains many advertisements and catalogs that can give you an idea of how your watch looked like, how it was priced and what image Elgin tried to project about the watch when it was new.
If it doesn't come off easily take it to a watchmaker rather than doing damage. Don't forget to rate, please. With over 100 locations throughout Texas you can always find a store near you, where you can shop our amazing selection of wines, liquors, beers, gourmet foods, accessories, and more! I did this video because on this model the stem is attached to the movement instead of the case. Secondly, there are many people who read those boards and it is likely that you will get an answer quicker than if you email me. If you have a little information about your watch, then you might be able to find more by researching at your local library or historical society.
Rarely can detailed information on a watch be found. So how do we set the minutes? How old is my watch? We almost returned it concerned that it wasn't. If you force it, it will break. And they are just not readily available. I read them all and will respond to questions posted to them. The Elgin Watch Factory ca 1930 How to learn more about Elgin Watches There is a lot to learn about Elgin watches and watches in general. I have used the portions of the Elgin Master Records that I have in order to make this database more complete and more accurate.
If you get it open be very careful. I have a very small wrist, so i was concerned about how this watch would fit. Check carefully the sides of your watch and you will notice the groove. Using just the serial number off the watch movement can tell you quite a bit about your watch. Only serial numbers off the movement where the gears are have any known uses. This web site runs on 100%.
The Elgin Grade Number database was typed in completely by hand from many sources, mostly for Elgin Material Catalogs dating back to 1898. Please send suggestions and corrections to. For 55 years, we have been your Texas go-to for good times and gourmet foods. If it doesn't come off easily take it to a watchmaker rather than doing damage. Do not attempt at home. Ah, such a simple question! Shop with us conveniently located near the intersection of Hwy 290 and Lee Dildy Blvd near Taco Bell and Dairy Queen. I have many runs recorded after the 1950 material catalog ends.
This is information that is now public and can be used by anyone. Try placing the watch in the palm of your hand and place the other palm on top of the watch. Too bad there isn't an easy answer, or often even a price range. In the store it has a tag that says 100' water resistant, but it is not on the watch itself or on the website. No watches were harmed in the making of this video. When I got it the first thing I did was remove all the extra links i had to gently tap the pins out with an icepick and a small hammer but that was expected suprisingly, I actually had to add 3 links back. This watch has the very interesting feature of being able to see the works from both the front and the back.
It is important to remember that serial numbers off the watch case and off the watch movement are unrelated. I own other much more expensive watches all with a motion drive and this seems to work just as well. Dismantle a portion of it and then see if you can reassemble it wiyhout doing damage. The face has an outer-ring black dial and silver-tone hands. Now try twisting the back loose. Usually there must be underlayed caseback as well and it opens exactly in the same manner. I will pose this question to my Internet Clocksmiths Group and see if anyone knows.
This is how to take it apart for repairs. Please send suggestions and corrections to. Then I verified the runs that I found with the runs that Dennis Booth typed in by hand and resolved all discrepancies between the two databases. . The web page is a good introduction to mechanical watches. Buy an old 'banger' of a watch for a few dollars and mess about with it.