Question about Elgin Watches
Its new and I want to sell it. What's it worth? Elgin Diamond Wrist-Watch Model # FG 7086.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: opening an elgin pocket watch
The best tool to do it is watchmakers knife, but any proper knife with hardened steel blade can do the job. Make sure the blade is NOT flexible.
Check carefully the sides of your watch and you will notice the groove. Place knife blade into that groove and press it in. At the same time try to make a scooping turn to lift the caseback. Usually there must be underlayed caseback as well and it opens exactly in the same manner.
Make sure you do all this carefully and do not let the blade to slip or your watch will end up with nasty scratches or even damaged movement.
That job isn't a big deal, but requires some skill, so, BE CAREFULL.
Don't forget to rate, please.
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
SOURCE: Elgin pocket watch value
Find a registered repair person in your area. It is very difficult if not impossible to find a value on you watch via the Internet sight unseen.
MORE INFO ON YOUR WATCH:
Total production: 159000
Approx year of production: 1894
Hope this tip helps.
Posted on Apr 07, 2010
The first thing I'd recommend for a 60 year old watch is to have a watchmaker clean and oil it. Over the years the oil gets thick and gummy and slows down the watch as you're experiencing. Once it's properly cleaned and oiled the watchmaker will test and adjust it to ensure that it keeps good time. This is not a DIY job but one for a trained watchmaker with the proper tools, lubricants and experience.
Posted on Apr 22, 2010
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