Elgin 6S 15J grade 295 ladies' pocket watch #11106789, beautiful nickel split plate movement with screw-down jewel settings, a fancy plate layout and an elaborate concentric circle damascene pattern, beautiful porcelain enamel dial with roman numerals and a subsidiary seconds register has been hand painted with a lovely scene of blue flowers with yellow centers and green foliage with a background of pinks and greens, dial does have a few faint hairlines near the bottom of the dial that are not affecting the hand painting, blue steel spade-style hands, impressive and heavy yellow gold filled (YGF) fully engraved hunting case (HC) with crisp engine turning on both covers around the center focals, on one side is a fancy blank monogram shield surrounded by floral engraving while the reverse side has an engraved concentric circle button design, sloped smooth polish bezels, coin-edge frame and a fancy French-style bow, case is showing hardly any wear with no notable smoothing to the engine turning or engraving, however there are a number of tool marks on the interior frame from opening the case, measures approx. 42mm in diameter x 57mm in length x 12mm thick. A beautiful, high quality vintage watch from the early 1900s in excellent+ condition, the excellent condition of the case must been seen to be fully appreciated!
- Year Made: 1905-1906
- Company: Elgin
- Jewels: 15J
- Setting/Movement Type:
- Model/Grade: 295
- Serial #: 11106789
- Movement Finish: nickel
- Movement Details: fancy plate layout, screw-down jewel settings
- Dial Material: porcelain enamel
- Dial Details: hand-painted design
- Hand Style:
- Case Style:
Gold Filled - Yellow
- Case Details: French bow
Case Length, bow included:
- Crystal Material: plastic
The Elgin watch company, out of Elgin, Illinois, was in business from 1864-1964, and while active, was the largest-producing American watch company, manufacturing an estimated half of all pocket watches ("dollar" watches not included). By 1956 they had produced over 55 million pocket and wrist watches.
As an additional resource, we've posted a Serial Number Production List
which includes information for Elgin serial numbers and dates of manufacture.
The NAWCC also has a about the company.
You may browse all of our men's pocket watches from this manufacturer at our Vintage Men's Elgin Pocket Watches
This watch is in good running condition, unless otherwise noted in the description. This means that on receipt, pending any item-specific running conditions noted in the description, you can expect the watch to be winding and setting properly and to run smoothly while keeping reasonable time. We consider "reasonable time" to meet these basic guidelines:
- Railroad Grade Watches will be keeping +/- 5 minutes per day
- Pocket and Wrist Watches with 15 or more jewels will be keeping +/- 10 minutes per day
- All key wind watches and watches with 14 or fewer jewels will be keeping +/- 15 minutes per day
The above guideline is the lowest standard in which we would ship out a watch, however in most cases, you will see much better timekeeping. Most of our watches have been in storage for many years, so if you plan on carrying/wearing them everyday, you should consider having them cleaned and oiled soon, and then once a year thereafter to keep them in top running condition. If the watches will be for occasional use or display, they should be cleaned and serviced every 3 to 5 years depending on use.
As of November 28th, 2022, we are not offering a cleaning and service option through PM Time Service. While we do hope to offer this again in the future, we are unfortunately unable to meet customer requests for watch servicing at this time. Please note that, unless otherwise mentioned within the "Full Description" tab, this watch is being sold in good running condition and is ready to wear or carry on arrival.
Unlike modern quartz watches, most vintage watches need daily winding in order to keep the watch functioning for timekeeping. Additionally, there are a number of different ways to set the time other than simply pulling the crown away from the watch body. We are happy to provide an overview of each of the different setting types on our "How To Use" page
, where we also provide information on proper winding techniques for each style and some suggestions for the proper long term care and storage of your watch.
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