Elgin pocket watch dating serial number

Elgin shipped their first wristwatch in 1910, and later manufactured the first wrist watch to be qualified for railroad service, the grade 730A B. In 1958, they introduced the "Dura Balance," an ingenious design for a free-sprung balance (no regulator pins) which used spiral balance arms and small weights to govern the moment of inertia of the balance.

They also produced the only American-made automatic wristwatch movements: grades 607, 618, 760, and 761.

In the picture below you will see an Elgin watch and the serial number is at the top of this watch and on the actual movement.If you are ever offered, or are attempting to buy an Elgin antique pocket watch, there will always be a serial number on the movement.It if doesn’t exist or has been scraped off or tampered with, then I would avoid it as something is fake about it.By 1910, word of Elgin’s obsession with precision had spread around the world.Elgin engineers built their own Observatory to maintain scientifically precise times in their watches.

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