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Author Topic: Elgin Grade 303 Update: got it in the mail a little help please  (Read 2619 times)
Zer0
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« on: February 03, 2009, 06:08:43 am »

I was just lucky enough to snatch up this pocket watch on ebay. An easy 45 dollars and it was like opening a present. I got the serial number from the ebay ad and looked it up.



Serial Number   SN Range Quanty Name Year grade size code   jewels Adj/reg/etc.
--------------  -------- ------ ---- ---- ----- ---- ------ ------ ------------
      29027983  29026001  17000      1926 303    12s o3n3p      7j


grade total runs   first yr  last yr class  size  code   jewels Adj/name
----- ----- -----  --------  ------- -----  ----  ------ ------ ----------
303 2215000 371        1903     1939  114    12s  o3n3p      7j




Not a bad deal as I've seen them go for more then 100 dollars.

I'm still not sure how accurate the information is but i obtained it here: http://elginwatches.org/cgi-bin/elgin_sn?sn=29027983&action=search

I'm rather excited to recive it in the mail, its in working order but i plan on having it serviced.


EDIT: how do i set this watch.. it winds fine.. but i cant get the crown to pull out!
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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2009, 06:31:20 am »

The Elgin watches database tends to be pretty accurate, If you post this in the Chronautomata subsection of tactile HAC might be able to give you a bit more information from the serial number.

Z.
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2009, 06:36:47 am »

Could I get a move please mod? For the sake of not duplicating?
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2009, 10:58:36 pm »

Oh, and such a lovely patina on the face!  I would be rather tempted to leave it as-is...
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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2009, 11:07:37 pm »

The Elgin watches database tends to be pretty accurate, If you post this in the Chronautomata subsection of tactile HAC might be able to give you a bit more information from the serial number.

Z.

That info from the Elgin databse is pretty much spot on.. 12s watches are pretty decent,a nd are often higher grade/quality than their larger 16s and 18s counterparts.
Nice find, and  the dial is not that bad.  If its a metal painted dial, it could be refinished easily, although I'd say its fine as is..

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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2009, 11:11:51 pm »

Great looking watch Zer0. I quite like the layout of the Elgin movements from that period.
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