This is the finest Elgin Movement ever made. And it is 100 years old this year!
This Railroad grade Veritas features 23 jewels and is adjusted to 5 positions. It is jeweled through the mainspring barrel. The movement looks great but has a few marks from age. The case is a very nice gold-filled Star Care Co. Railroad swing-out style. It is in very good condition and features a screw-on front bezel and glass crystal. It also features an early “dust-proof” as the pendent. Completing the watch is a perfect double sunk RR dial with a matching blue steel handset.
Photos are of the watch in its current, unrestored state.
The price includes full restoration and repair. The work will be performed after purchase. This entails proper service of the movement, a new mainspring, and anything else that would be necessary to bring the watch into proper working order. Case cleaning and refinishing are also included. The extent of case refinishing, if any will be left up to the new owner.
Once you’ve made your purchase, please contact us so we may discuss the restoration and case refinishing.
Please allow 1-2 weeks after purchase for service to be completed.
Our goal is to achieve what we refer to as “Sympathetic Restoration”; in other words, bringing the watch back as close as possible to its original appearance without the need to remove all signs of its former life. We don’t want to dramatically change its history.
During the restoration, we only use period-correct parts, and in most cases, genuine factory parts from the same time period as the watch.