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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Elgin 290 #11929146 Details

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290
16s
6
7j
Pendant
Nickel
Goldfilled
Dubois Watch Case Co.
6420174
1-24-15, For sale on e-bay. Sold for $358.00.
This is not a watch I owned. But thought is was such a fine example of the movement and case I loaded the photos. The selling price is top dollar for the date of 1-24-15. A reflection of not only the price of gold. (Gold on this date is trading at $1293.00 per oz). But a examples of fine collectible watches in pristine condition. And this is only a 7j watch. It the case and the case paper work that brought the price. The movement alone would have been a 35-65 dollar item. Below is the original e-bay add.

"Greetings!" Up for bids, is a gents 16 size Elgin Hunting Watch. Serial # 11,929,146, dates this original timepiece to 1905! The sparkling 7 jewel pendant set model 6 damaskeened movement runs fine, and has been keeping time on my desk for the past 8 hours. (after winding! :-}) Up front, the original Roman porcelain dial looks problem free! The dial is complemented by a nice original set of whip/ spade hands. Still retaining it's case paper, the original engraved and machine turned Dueber "Gladiator" gold filled hunting case is in very nice condition, showing only light wear & use! All case functions work properly! (The diameter is 2.00'' it's length 2 11/16" and the total weight of this timepiece is 3.73 Ounces!) Always push down on the crown first before opening and closing the front lid! Damage will occur where the lid attaches to the release spring, if you just snap it closed without following this procedure! Bidding on this original fine running 110 year old Elgin Hunter starts at $9.99 with "No Reserve!"
Enamel
Single-Sunk
Roman
1-24-15, For sale on e-bay. Sold for $358.00.
"Greetings!" Up for bids, is a gents 16 size Elgin Hunting Watch. Serial # 11,929,146, dates this original timepiece to 1905! The sparkling 7 jewel pendant set model 6 damaskeened movement runs fine, and has been keeping time on my desk for the past 8 hours. (after winding! :-}) Up front, the original Roman porcelain dial looks problem free! The dial is complemented by a nice original set of whip/ spade hands. Still retaining it's case paper,
the original engraved and machine turned Dueber "Gladiator" gold filled hunting case is in very nice condition, showing only light wear & use! All case functions work properly! (The diameter is 2.00'' it's length 2 11/16" and the total weight of this timepiece is 3.73 Ounces!) Always push down on the crown first before opening and closing the front lid! Damage will occur where the lid attaches to the release spring, if you just snap it closed without following this procedure! Bidding on this original fine running 110 year old Elgin Hunter starts at $9.99 with "No Reserve!"