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I have an Elgin pocket watch, serial number 14169337. What is it worth?

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$25 to $200 depending on condition, average condition $50.

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Consult an appraiser.

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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

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SOURCE: need a new crystal for Elgin 19703647

You do not need to go all over the world to find replacement for your watch glass. You have plenty of excellent watchmakers in France. I've been there, so, I know. All you have to do is to find your nearest watch repair shop and bring your watch in. Watchmaker will get all the measurements and will replace the glass.
Rate me, plz.

Posted on Jan 23, 2010

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SOURCE: how do you open the back of an antique Elgin pocket watch

You might be able to pop it open with a pocket knife ... don't stab yourself though.

Posted on Mar 08, 2010

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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.
GOTO:
http://www.watch-clock-makers.org/

MORE INFO ON YOUR WATCH:

Total production: 159000
Finish: Gilded
Approx year of production: 1894

Hope this tip helps.
r/ David
http://antiqueclock.clockstop.com/

Posted on Apr 07, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a Elgin Pocket

The back is probably a screw on back like the front bezel. If it doesn't come off easily take it to a watchmaker rather than doing damage. Try placing the watch in the palm of your hand and place the other palm on top of the watch. Like a sandwich. Now try twisting the back loose. Lefty loosey.. righty tighty! If you get it open be very careful. Remember the watchmaker's motto. DO NO DAMAGE!
Good luck

Posted on Mar 11, 2011

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RECOMENDATION:
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.
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http://www.watch-clock-makers.org/

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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.

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