Hi! With a little help from this picture, can anybody tell me anything about this watch, what kind of movement do you think it is, is it a collectible one, and so on! To me 30 jewels sounds little strange. Best regards! Bernhard
Posts: 423 | Location: Västerås in Swedem | Registered: January 02, 2004
Hey look guys I answered the question first and did hours of research. This is no way to try and undercut a brother collector. NOW, this is my top offer $37.50, and seeing I am a good guy and have the Xmas spirit I will pay for the shipping, LOL
Posts: 151 | Location: Atkinson, New Hampshire U.S.A. | Registered: October 17, 2004
I knew that the 30J Elgin movements were Swiss made, but I found it interesting that the watch shown in Jim's article shows the dial to say American made at the bottom. I wonder if the dial was redone and that was added. On Bernard's picture, I can tell that there is writing at the dial botom, can not read it. Can Bernard tell us what it says at the bottom on his watch?
Elgin was the only American company to make and market it's own American made automatic. I have one. They are generally 17J and have the bumper type rotor.
What you have is a genuine American made Elgin Auto.grade 760 or in that series. It was a last gasp for Elgin and was not so reliable.I have repaired a few.The set bridge has a setting wheel on it that goes south really easy.It also came in a 27 jewel version.It is an extension of their 13/0 710 series of movements. Hope this helps.I already own one so I am not going to bid. J Smith
Posts: 188 | Location: Warrenton, North Carolina U.S.A. | Registered: January 12, 2003