Here we have a lovely American-made C-1918 12 Size Elgin pocketwatch with a stunning multicolor dial in an Elgin period box. The enamel dial has a white background with a subtle yellow center. A gold laurel pattern borders right where the colors changes from white to yellow. Very pretty! The gold filled case is in very nice condition, especially given that it’s just under a century old! The caseback has never been engraved! Powering the watch is an Elgin signed 15 jewel movement. 2 of the wheels show some spotting, but that’s purely cosmetic.
100 years old, and all American made!!!
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 we only use period-correct parts, and in most cases, genuine factory parts from the same time period as the watch.