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    Feb 2019
    Louisiana
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    Elgin Watch help

    I had an awsome find over the weekend...well it would be even more awsesome if I found the whole thing, but the back of an Elgin pocket watch. I looked up the serial number and came up with...
    Serial Number SN Range Quanty Name Year grade size code jewels Adj/reg/etc.
    -------------- -------- ------ ---- ---- ----- ---- ------ ------ ------------
    165996 165001 5000 GMW 1872 57* 18s hfg1ks 11-13j
    *** dial should be marked "National Watch Co" not "Elgin Nat'l Watch Co". ***

    the numbers scratched below the serial are the ones in question. the engraving above the makers mark is probably the QC's initials and number. Thanks everyone and happy hunting!!!!
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    maybe 14 = day, 2 = February, and 97 is the year? May signify when someone received the watch.
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    Look at this info.... Nice find! It was made in 1871... Click on link below...


    Elgin Watches Serial Numbers | Elgin National Watch Company Serial Number, Elgin pocket watch
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  4. #4
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    Could also be when it was worked on or serviced. Used to be common practice.
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    Priv8ear

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    Probably a valentine gift but 47 not 97?

    Best wishes!
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    Phil

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    I think boogeyman is correct. The initials of the servicing watch maker and date of service were often scratched into the case.
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    Thanks everyone! very interesting find, I'm definitely going back to the permission to see if i can find any other piece to this work of art.
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    That's correct jude and an absolute necessity to maintain a ICC approval.
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    Phil

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    I hope you find the rest that would be cool
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