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    • Welcome! You're now on the best watch forum on the internet...in my opinion. Enjoy your stay, the fire safety drill is on a Wednesday 
    • I have a good number of Elgin watches and I have never seen a dial and handset like that on any Elgin watch. I have an Elgin which was made in 1889 which was put into a wristwatch case at some point in its history, but the dial and hand set are very much standard. (pictures below) To me the dial and handset on your watch look like they are from a 1890's Swiss fob watch and the Elgin logo is inked on to match the movement, however the sub-second hand is correct for Elgin. Typical dial decoration of a Swiss fob watch from the 1880's, 1890's shown below I think the only way to confirm what you have is to get the dial off and take a good look at it. Elgin watch above is from 1914, the font appears similar to your watch. Hope you manage to solve the riddle. It's always good to see what the back of the dial reveals, I received a movement the other day which had the name of the maker and the date he made the watch finely inscribed in the brass dial back, made by Colin, FHF Sept 1st 1871, and he had also written 'for you' on the back also. Old watches are sometimes worth more than the sum of their parts.  
    • Evening change.. one of the coolest dress watches that I have owned thanks to Kevin  So comfortable and sleek .. love it  just hope I don’t ding it ..  stay safe and sane folks 
    • Ditto, I went as far as ordering one without seeing it 'in the flesh' but cancelled the order about a week or so later. I managed to get my hands on one about 6 months later at an AD's and I was glad I had cancelled the original order. Just goes to show that buying a watch based on images and specifications is not wise. I am after a JLC Reverso, but holding off until the AD's open as I don't want to make the same mistake again.
    • Love that Bladerunner, where did you get it? how long have you had it? tell me all about it!!!! Perfect, really lust after one of these.  

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