Dating elgin watches by serial number
It if doesn’t exist or has been scraped off or tampered with, then I would avoid it as something is fake about it.
There is a slight scratch on the front panel, a small spot of paint loss on the middle cherub on the right pane as can be seen in the pictures. The chromed case is signed on the inside of the screw back 'Silveroid, A. Taken from Nelson's original pocket watch, this rare watch has three dials and its fascination is that each dial has a single function.Find the Elgin pocket watch serial numbers on the internal workings.Then you will be able to make a much better informed decision as you can determine the year it was made.Many have gone out of business, while others destroyed records to save space.Some companies (as with the Gruen Watch Company), even lost rocords to fire or other natural disaster. I am sure they had no idea that their timepieces would someday be collected.