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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: 1 month ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 1 month ago.


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


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