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We have just acquired an "Elgin" pocket watch, size 7/0,

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We have just acquired an "Elgin" pocket watch, size 7/0, stem-wind, with seconds dial. "Warranted 14 K U.S. Assay" hunter case serial #574486 by B.W.C. Company (Brooklyn Watch Case Company) with elegant design on both outside covers and on inside case back. Watch serial #4446161 (presumed to be 1875-1876). Watch back has "Elgin N___ Watch Co." engraved in fancy script and "SAFETY PINION". There is no indication of number of jewels but one ruby is visible. It has a 44" chain (brass?) with an elegant 1/4" slider bearing an opal in the center and five seed pearls around the points on the slider. It is very clean with no scratches and is in working order. It belonged to my grandmother, Martha Ann Cole, who came from Williamsfield, Illinois, to Saskatchewan, Canada, with her husband and children in 1905.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 5 months ago.


Please send images of the other side of the watch case and with the case open to show the face and back.


Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Did you receive the new photos of my watch that you asked for (sent a week ago)?
Expert:  Nora replied 3 months ago.


I have not received any additional images of the watch.


Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I have sent the new images twice and was assured they would be forwarded to you. How can I make sure you get them?
Expert:  Nora replied 3 months ago.


You can try emailing your images to *****@******.*** and write “For Nora/Antiques” in the subject line of the email.

Photos sent by email do not arrive to me directly nor instantly, they get forwarded to me by admin.


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