The case serial number is of no use for determining the value of an Elgin pocket watch.
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.
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Then you will be able to make a much better informed decision as you can determine the year it was made.
On most Elgin pocket watches there are two serial numbers: For valuation purposes the only one we should ever look at is the serial number on the actual pocket watch movement itself.
The company was founded by David Davis, Aaron Dennison, and Edward Howard.
Their vision was to form a watch company that could produce high-quality watches at a lower cost using interchangeable parts.
- earlier know as the American Waltham Watch Company, set out to do what no other watch manufacture could - make a complete watch for broad marketing - under one roof. Special (Denver and Rio Grande) Dennison Howard and Davis, George Washington , J. View Movements » 16 size Waltham pocket watches: Many of the previously listed 18 size models were also manufactured in 16 size as well, and in a variety of jewel counts from 7 to 23 jewels including the Premier Maximus, Waltham's 5 minute repeater, the Stone Movement, Sol, Weems navigation pocket watch, and models: M# 1888, M#1899, M#1908, 1623, G#1622, G#1621, G#1617, G#637, G#610, G#620, G#645, G#665, G#637, G#610, G#620, and the Waltham Tennyson model.This Website may include links to other websites operated by third parties.WALTHAM WATCH COMPANY SA cannot be considered responsible for such external sources and the contents displayed by them.Click here to view additional historical photos of the Waltham factory.
The American Waltham Watch Company had its beginnings in 1850 in Roxbury, Massachusetts.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.