This is the first step in understanding their potential value. Usually the Roman numerals are scratched in by hand. For instance, there are no American hallmarks. Whenever an exhibition medal with a date is advertised, it's of course going to date the piece to later than that. However the dial is a bit cracked.
Please note that in most cases people highly over state the value of their watch to try and get the most money that they can. The sun and moon mark was stamped by the Swiss case manufacturer after the case had been assayed and hallmarked in a Swiss Bureau de Contrôle. You can contact Longines and they will help you date the watch. If you are attempting to identify your watch, that is, you are seeking the model name and other detailed information about it, then you are actually looking for a different date. That work is ongoing, but slow. Maconneau 8 rubis Huit jewels. Finally, I can find no definitive source of official dates, and there seems to be some disagreement between the various sources that I've found.
He holds a National Certificate in newspaper journalism from the National Council for the Training of Journalists. The serial number 3097487 allows you to date this watch. These details can sometimes be important. Britain had large overseas territories at the time which were a big market. One French mark that comes up quite often on Swiss watches is that of a swan or cygne. Both the movement and case serial numbers should be written down, since the movement and the case can be easily separated.
I'm not intending to sell it but I'm curious to know the market value of this watch. This can be very misleading at the best of times, and in the case of an imported watch it is just simply totally wrong. However many shrewd collectors do rather well buying and selling Elgin watches. Mechanism Appears to not be Working. The image here courtesy of Peter O. Movement doesnt appear to have serial number but may well be below the dial, if atall.
Never consider buying an antique Elgin pocket watch without first obtaining the pocket watch serial numbers. What I believed to be S seems like 5! The reverse, however, isn't true, a small serial numbers doesn't mean it is solid gold. The serial number is a bit lower 2082251 so I'm assuming this pocket watch was manufactured a 1 year before yours, in 1908, but I'm not sure. In order to send any item to a British assay office to be tested and hallmarked, a person had first to enter their details and a unique punch mark at the assay office they wanted to use. You will find this on some watches. Watches and wedding rings are the only gold items most people will ever own or handle, and tables do not usually reproduce the date letters found on them. But it could be part of it even if the most common way is to use the three or four last digits of the serial number for parts! I don't make any attempt here to cover manufacturer's trade marks, of which there are thousands.
Contact our site Administrator at. Elgin Pocket Watch Serial Numbers. Elgin were well known for making the highest quality watches. Actually we can narrow it down to between 1906 and 1912 as follows: Milan 1906. Crystal and dial are in very good condition there is a hairline crack that radiates from the lX across lower part of the dial to V. Year of production is likely to be earlier.
Your Wadsworth Date will be later than the Introduction Date. A Sidewinder Pocket Watch It has no cover over the face of the Pocket Watch. The serial number have further been dated to 1909-1911. Therefore watch collectors dont like movemens assembled from different movements! New models of watches may be released before or after these general dates. Within each month, collections will be listed on Monday. Elgin watches fit several styles of cases, and different models must be opened in different ways. Your satisfaction is our number one priority.
In the picture below you will see an Elgin watch and the serial number is at the top of this watch and on the actual movement. Using The watch on the left above: 1. Wagner attended California State University, Los Angeles, and has a degree in journalism. Add a map to your own listings. Do not get lured into this trap of over pricing as most people are simply starting with a high bid, that bears no resemblance to reality. Case is nicely decorated with flowers, beading, and great beaded interwoven coin edge.
In the picture below you will see an Elgin watch and the serial number is at the top of this watch and on the actual movement. In the case of a well known watch case maker relying on the marks will be safe, but one must always be alert to the fact that the marks might not be what they purport to be: caveat emptor. Once you can get to grips with the Elgin pocket watch serial numbers then you start to get your first insight into its real value. If the pocket watch had a serial number of 5. Movement serial number is highlighted Elgin originally started out with just a number, but in the late 1930s they started to use a letter prefix on some of their serial numbers. This is a running watch featuring a very thick and heave full hunter dueber silver case.