The serial number is ,size 16s,7 jewels,gradeclassproduction yearopen face, pendant wind and set. Do not use the serial number from the watch case. It also now has memories of a great holiday. Can you tell me how much its worth? If you have any questions or would like to make a comment please feel free to do just that. Our knowledge today of the year of manufacture of Elgin movements is quite good, but still should be taken with a grain of salt.
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Brief History: Elgin National Watch Company
They owed much of its funding to a former Chicago Mayor called Benjamin W. Using this site you can learn a good deal about your antique Elgin timepiece. Sadly it was eventually to be low price competitors from other countries that was to bring about the demise of the company as well. The factory did close down in and would have been in existence then for years. Some real ones were made though and they would be worth considerably more. In theorythis should all be transparent to everyone and there should be zero downtime. I appreciate any info you can possibly help me with.