If the watch has little or no damage then it will also be worth a lot more than one that perhaps looks battered. I have not asked if they do further discount basically the pocket watch is an 18ct gold full hunter elgin pocket watch made in 1888, they said both sides of the case are polished with no engine turned design or engraving of any sort and the hinges are in excellent condition with a great spring. Did you scroll all this way to get facts about elgin pocket watch. Insurance valuation is usually based on replacement value if you had to replace the item from a retail source, what would it cost. Throughout their history, the elgin national watch company was known for horological innovations. The case is heavily engraved on both sides, one side has a monogram in the engraving plate and the other side has a small castle engraved. The face bears two dials, one for seconds and the other for minutes and hours.
Over 14,000 listings of actual watches that have been sold by us and selected auction results since 1998. We hope that the information weve provided helps you learn more about your watch, and helps you become a more informed buyer or seller of vintage watches. Once you have armed your self with the information about your watch, you can go to the information pages to determine the age of the watch. By 1910, word of elgins obsession with precision had spread around the world. Antique goldfilled 1912 elgin pocket watch 1 34 inches. Buck knives buck 110 folding hunter custom antique gold corelon pocket knife knives. By selling directly to the consumer, they were able to eliminate the costly sales and distribution channel. Antique 1882 elgin national 14k gold pocket watch 18s 11j key. Elgin 14ct gold, ruby and diamond pocket watch, with a white enamel dial, with roman numerals, and subsidiary dial set with in gold case beautifully engraved with chased cupid holding torch set with ruby, verso chased with shield medallion, total weight 37 show 7 more like this. Elgin openface 14 karat gold antique pocket watch gr 364 12s 15j 1910. If you have a pocket watch made by one of these big names, you could be destined for a high figure sale.
Antique and vintage elgin wristwatches collectors weekly. Shop forand learn about vintage and antique elgin pocket watches. Its main manufacturing plant was located in elgin, illinois. Antique pocket watch is a resource full of information about pocket watches.
A pocket watch or pocketwatch is a watch that is made to be carried in a pocket, as opposed. Elgin engineers built their own observatory to maintain scientifically precise times in their watches. The elgin watch company began production in 1866 in illinois and introduced the b. Apr 12, 2017 this is where i am from and what inspires some of my jewerly. The value of antique or vintage watches is determined by several factors. This generously sized elgin pocket watch dates back to 1891 and is in great condition. Check out peter planess antiques roadshow appraisal of this gold waltham pocket watch, ca. Make offer 14k gold shell hampden hunter case antique pocket watch 16size keeps time c. Jul 20, 2017 antique 1882 elgin national 14k gold pocket watch 18s 11j. If youve always wanted to own a piece of functional american history, without breaking the bank, then a. Antique hampden pocket watch fancy gold filled 6s original paper label runs a27. Others assume that the watch comes with the correct case, or if it could be cased in anything, a gold filled case.
The majority of antique and vintage huntercase watches have the lidhinges at the 9. I went in to ask the owner if he had any high grade pocket watches to sell and he brought out a couple of bunn specials and this little gold 12s hunter. There are a few web sites out there that are about wrist watches, some about pocket watches too, but ive struggled to come across many that have enough information in the one place to be of much use. Before 195254ish, very few models were issued a name, most had a style number and while elgin had up to 300 models on sale a year, most of these were the same core model with options some models were avaliable in filled, yellow gold, white gold, green gold, plain bezel, engraved bezel as an example in the later years elgin would still.
Open face mens elgin watch, gold fill circa 1935, grade 315, size 12s. I remember years ago lots of years seeing my first little 23j elgin gr 190 in an old jewelry store in elizabethtown kentucky. Elgin full hunter 14k yellow gold antique pocket watch size 0. Elgin pocket watch, bee watch case, bird pocket watch, 6s elgin watch, full. The case features decorative foliate grooving with a small cartouche depicting architecture. This is a 16 size watch, bearing a fine 15 jewel movement. Antique watches vintage watches pocket compass elgin watch old pocket. Gold 1912 elgin mechanical pocket watch grade 311 7 jewels 12s antique nice. Antique pocket watch value photo guide the spruce crafts. See todays waltham pocket watches for sale, best offer and auction. In appreciation for years of unbiased service fort smith 1895. Elgin mechanical with manual winding, serial number 3040022.
Antique pocket watch services antique swiss and american mechanical watch repair specialists since 1987 there are over 100 reasons why your swiss or american pocketwatch wont run. Elgin open face 14 karat yellow gold antique pocket watch gr 315 12s 15 jewel. Elgin national watch company serial number, elgin pocket watch. Elgin solid gold antique pocket watches for sale ebay.
New listing antique elgin gold filled pocket watch. Antique vintage elgin pocket watch circa 1895 w 14k yellow. I love both the 12s riverside max and the grades 190 and 194 elgin. You can also refer to an elgin serial number chart. Elgin watches all prices for elgin watches on chrono24. A jewler that has recently looked at the watch said that read more. Founded in chicago in 1864, the then national watch company was developed out of a consortium of local business leaders. Sunglasses giardinelli york french for sale collectible. All things being equal, antique pocket watch value will increase as time goes by. Get the best deal for elgin antique pocket watches from the largest online selection at. How to determine the value of a pocket watch catawiki. Use this photo guide to help you identify and value your antique pocket watches. Antique 1920s elgin 14k solid white gold 17 jewels 44mm watch running.
Womens watches were normally of this form, with a watch fob that was more decorative. Elgin gold filled pocket watch with updown indicator, circa 1928 view this item and discover similar for sale at elgin bw raymond model patented gold filled pocket watch with updown indicator and subsidiary seconds. Elgin antique full hunter 14 karat yellow gold pocket watch gr 339 17jewel. Find the value of estate jewelry and vintage and custom jewelry easy as 123. Antique 14 karat gold elgin pocket watch, circa 1895 at. The company would go on to produce many varieties of pocket watches and wristwatches through the 1970s, and elgin watches are now valuable collectors items. Hoping to give their new company a jump start, the investors. Elgin pocket watch sale old vintage, antique elgin. Antique 14k gold pocket watches 128 for sale at 1stdibs. Warren, whose price guide books have been the authority on collectibles values since 1985. Elgin yellow gold plated hunting case pocket or pendant watch. So now in this example, you know you have a waltham riverside 18k gold hunting case pocket watch made in 1886.
The rich history of the elgin national watch company originally the national watch co. This would be a pocket watch value plucked from a reputable pocket watch guide book, for example. Enter the serial number into an online elgin serial number database to obtain an instant result that lists its year of production. Shes written over 400 articles on antique collecting for the spruce crafts. Jul 16, 2014 antique vintage elgin pocket watch circa 1895 w 14k yellow gold case 37. How to tell an authentic elgin watch from a fake one our.
This elgin hand crank pocket was is crafted of 18k gold. The most common elgin pocket watch material is metal. Wheeler 1893 pocket watch gf hunter case 3 covers size 18s. Current value of a 14k, 15 jewel, elgin pocket watch, year 1911, grade 354, excellent condition, awc co. Get the best deals on elgin gold plated antique pocket watches when you shop the largest online selection at. Elgin the collectors site for antique elgin pocket watches. Elgin shipped their first wristwatch in 1910, and later manufactured the first wrist watch to be qualified for railroad service, the grade 730a b. Elgin watches, some of the most indemand antique watches in the market today, are a perennial favorite among watch collectors. The largest and most complete vintage watch online price guide of its kind. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Next, search the heritage auctions archives to find the value of similar items sold at auction. Boston private jewelers estate watches vintage pocket watches. But an 18k gold watch is far more valuable than any other timepiece. The burlington watch company, was a mailorder sales company.
Get the best deals on elgin solid gold antique pocket watches when you shop the largest online. In this section, you will find a nice selection of vintage railroadgrade elgin or the earlier national watch co. Elgin 14k mutitone gold elgin antique pocket watch 1. Antique gold filled 1912 elgin pocket watch 1 34 inches details. This watch is in beautiful condition but i dont know its value. Please practice handwashing and social distancing, and check out our resources for adapting to these times. Raymondin april 1867, and it was immediately successful. Please not our shop and antiques centre is closed due to the circumstances we will keep you advised. The first good guide book is the complete price guide to watches by cooksey shugart, tom engle and richard gilbert. Elgin gold plated antique pocket watches for sale ebay.
We have one of the largest collections of railroad grade and keywind pocket watches on the internet. The collectors site for antique elgin pocket watches this website is dedicated to helping people find out about their elgin pocket watches. Antique mechanical pocket watch repair, cleaning, repair. The crystal has a very tiny chip near the rim at 5.
Vintage gold color pocket watch chain 1178long antique pocket watch. Check the list for examples of jewelry that heritage auctions seeks for consignment. Mar 27, 2012 what is the approximate value of a 1903 elgin pocket watch. Boston private jewelers estate watches vintage pocket.
Mar 31, 2012 i have an antique elgin pocket watch that is 106 years old according to the researched production date. Heres an up to date reference of pocket watch prices taken from sales on ebay that will help you to research real time prices this page will eventually grow to be quite long, so rather than rearange everything into pocket watch makes, heres a handy search tool for this page only. Elgin pocket watch value the value is improved by the condition as well. Some books assume that the watch is in mint condition and the values they list will be the very top dollar. Vintage elgin pocket watch 14k yellow gold pocket watch manual winding 37 mm. Shop for unique and designer 14k gold pocket watches from the worlds best jewelers at 1stdibs. By 1910, word of elgin s obsession with precision had spread around the world. Request a free appraisal from the experts at heritage auctions. How to find the serial number on an elgin pocket watch our. It is not in the best of condition, the minute hand is broken and the inside of the lid is badly scratched. Get the best deals on elgin solid gold antique pocket watches when you shop the largest online selection at.
Gold pocket watches and gold fill pocket watches available. Perhaps better known for its pocket watches than wristwatches, the elgin national watch company began in august 1864 as the national watch company. Info, specs, and value american antique pocket watches, with serial number lookups for manufacturers such as elgin, illinois, waltham, and hamilton. The national watch company produced its first watchthe b. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. For an online appraisal, i am listing one that is well visited and appears to be very well priced.
Hunter, 14kt rose gold, measures 54mm in diameter, case number a11501. Find great deals on ebay for antique elgin pocket watch and antique gold elgin pocket watch. By the officers of the us federal court western district of arkansas. Hamilton, illionois, waltham, howard and american watch company. Vintage estate and antique jewelry value guide heritage. In 1958, they introduced the durabalance, an ingenious design for a freesprung balance. Elgin and hamilton are also prolific watch manufacturing companies who both ceased business in the 60s. Antique pocket watches including art deco pocket watches and victorian pocket watches, and pieces by waltham, elgin, hampden, hamilton, and illinois company. The case opens to reveal a white dial with black roman numeral hour indicators and two iridescent, fine spade hands. There is an acidtest mark near the back edge of the pocket watch. Free shipping on many items browse your favorite brands. Antique elgin pocket watch 17 jewels gold filled description.
Elgin watches made before the late 1930s feature serial numbers without a letter prefix, with those made after that period containing one letter. Vintage and antique elgin pocket watches collectors weekly. Open face, first inner closure is marked keystone watch case with a crown atop a set of scales. You are viewing a very fine quality 14k gold hunting case pocket watch.
What is the approximate value of a 1903 elgin pocket watch. One or more of its 200 parts may be broken, rusted, miscalibrated, unoriginal, previously improperly serviced, under lubricated or just plain tired. You are viewing a 14k gold filled open face pocket watch. Antique solid 18k gold pocket watch singing bird boxes.
New listing 1880,s solid gold elgin pocket watch hunter high clam. Elgin pocket watch value understanding their value youtube. Get the best deal for elgin gold plated antique pocket watches from the largest online selection at. The outside is engraved with a beautiful pastoral scene with room for a custom monogram. Apr 21, 2020 need help pricing an antique pocket watch. Elgin full hunter 14 karat yellow gold pocket watch 7 jewel guilloche case. Do you often wonder what the actual value of antique pocket watches is. Whats the value of an antique elgin 14k gold watch. These antique watches were symbols of americas emergence from an agricultural country into an industrial power. An antique elgin gold filled hunting case pocket watch with a beautifully engraved case and an antique elgin gold filled convertible pocket watch. White enamel with painted roman numerals and blued steel hands.
Antique elgin pocket watch 14k yellow gold pocket watch, front and back of case are intricately engraved. Antique 14 karat yellow gold engraved case elgin pocket watch, circa 1895 elgin full hunter 14 karat yellow gold pocket watch 7 jewel guilloche case antique screw back goldplated pocket watch signed elgin natl watch co. It has the initials ejc engraved on the back and the inside plate reads. Elgin pocket watches were an icon of american pocket watch production in the 20th century and reflect the massive progress of the age with durable yet elegant designs. Marked philadelphia watch case co guaranteed twenty years 8681232 on watch case elgin natl watch co 17750693. Shop luxury and designer pocket watches and other gold antique and vintage watches from the worlds best jewelry dealers. Antique pocket and wristwatches generally do not command high prices. Sold for 350 via cortrie spezial auktionen september 2015. Antique elgin father time 21j solid silver open face size 18s rr pocket watch.1438 328 619 1165 397 145 1332 237 618 940 748 395 663 627 239 80 1340 1592 389 1224 1110 1520 503 1436 880 1255 1217 1350 384 266 1484 1 1440 970 726 327 1334