Category Archives: Elgin

Elgin 451 (#20325387)

Another eBay purchase for a mere $30. This is a ‘Lord Elgin’ branded pocket watch (Elgin’s higher-end gentlemans’ watch brand) built around 1918. 19 jewels, eight adjustments, gold train and gold jewel settings (and the jewels are deep red rubies). It’s really, really thin.

Again, this was a watch sold “for parts or repair” that was in perfect running shape, except for a tiny bit of patina on the damaskeening. It probably was another instance of a family watch’s case being scrapped for its gold value. I really need to get it a new one.