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  1. #1
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    Elgin Watch Updated

    I got the watch cleaned up a little better using water and a toothpick.I googled elgin and found a site that says the serial # inside the back will tell the date of manufacture.After cleaning I saw how to open and did so.The backplate says 10K rolled gold plate.The serial # is 12781583 which according to the scale on the web site dates it at 1906!!! It actually cleaned pretty good and as you can see in the pics the mechanisms are not in bad shape at all.I will post all of the pics on this one.The 1st two pics were when I dug it on Sunday.The 2nd two are after cleaning awhile today.

    Thanx for lookin, jimmy
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  2. #2

    May 2005
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    Re: Elgin Watch Updated

    You done a good job of cleaning that watch. nice find.
    muddyknees
    Kill them all let god sort them out

  3. #3
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    Dec 2004
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    Re: Elgin Watch Updated

    wow!
    All animals are equal, but some are more equal then others. -George Orwell

  4. #4

    Mar 2004
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    Re: Elgin Watch Updated

    Fantastic find, fantastic cleaning job!
    WTG, HH
    Wooly

  5. #5
    **Bring History Back to Life**

    Nov 2005
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    Re: Elgin Watch Updated

    great job.....That is one nice find........Congrats
    Keep on Digging!

  6. #6
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    Gypsyheart~ Queen of Rust

    Nov 2005
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    Re: Elgin Watch Updated

    Thats A really nice find and you did a fantastic job of cleaning it up.....WTG
    I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow

  7. #7
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    Re: Elgin Watch Updated

    Hey jimmy...think you might have some "time" this weekend,I'm not on call,made at least 12 hr's OT.....Nice clean up,that place was around before that time,used as a school in 1912 and was made the existing school in 1950+/-.Still a great find....Try and contact you later.Once again great job....Cracklin' Town!!!!WTG Civil

  8. #8
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    Re: Elgin Watch Updated

    Thanx for the replies all! I have to say that I blunted the end of a toothpick and keep dipping it it water and rubbin. I apparently rubbed TOO hard on the second hand where the heavy rust was .It rubbed away the some of the numbers and marks Oh well; none of my finds are for sale anyway .

  9. #9

    Re: Elgin Watch Updated


    Glad you found out how to get it opened! That thing is old!


    Great job cleaning too!



  10. #10
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    Re: Elgin Watch Updated

    Jimmy,

    Nice find on that watch. Good job cleaning too.

    HH
    RR










  11. #11
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    Oct 2005
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    Re: Elgin Watch Updated

    Good looking watch, HH Art...

 

 

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