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1920's Elgin Watch Co. Railroad Watch
Now, i wrote a review yesterday and while i was inserting the pictures the computer shut off. So here's a quickie:
Strong running, accurate, beautifully decorated elgin pocketwatch from the 1920's that belonged to a guy that conducted a postal train. All three hands are blued and it has a cool mediterranean motif engraved in the center of the dial. Caseback has a choo-choo engraved by hand.
The movement has weird geometric patterns engraved over top of geneve striping and "ELGIN NATL WATCH CO U.S.A." and a serial number engraved and filled with dark red enamel. It ticks loudly 18,000 times an hour and is pretty damn accurate for a pocketwatch of this age. The inside of he caseback has "cleaning 9/30/60 jeweler" and an indistinguishable symbol faintly engraved by hand. I hope that wasn't the last time it was cleaned
It also came with this american made wood/glass display. I'm going to use it as a desk clock at work before selling it.
If anyone knows where to get an antique chain for it, let a brother know!