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Extra Fine Antique Elgin Pocket Watch The Gentlemen's Dress Pocket Watch of the Day Housed in this Beautiful 14K Solid Gold Hunter Case circa 1896

Quick Overview

Folks we are pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful antique Elgin Gentleman’s Dress Pocket Watch circa 1896. This Elgin Pocket Watch is a hefty size 16 and measures 2 inches in diameter the most popular of sizes. These 14K Gold Hunter Case Pocket Watches are getting hard to locate in good condition. The 14K Gold is a soft metal and many did not hold up over the last 121 years in this fine condition. The 14K Gold Hunter Case Pocket Watches were a symbol of prestige and status and manufactured to the highest of standards, few were afforded such luxury. The America Pocket Watch of the day was truly the Scientific Instrument of the day in 1896. This is the classic and desired configuration with the high grade Elgin 17 Jewel Movement, 14K Gold Hunter Case, Roman Numeral Dial highlighted with the original beautifully Blued Steel Spade Hands.


This is another excellent example of the late 19th early 20th Century ingenuity that made the American Pocket Watch a worldwide standard for accuracy and beauty in timekeeping.


All Antique and Vintage Pocket Watches are cleaned, oiled and adjusted for accuracy and warranted for one year from the date of purchase.

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Appraised Value: $4,475.00

Our Price: $2,475.00

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Folks we are pleased to offer for your consideration this beautiful antique Elgin Gentleman’s Dress Pocket Watch circa 1896. This Elgin Pocket Watch is a hefty size 16 and measures 2 inches in diameter the most popular of sizes. These 14K Gold Hunter Case Pocket Watches are getting hard to locate in good condition. The 14K Gold is a soft metal and many did not hold up over the last 121 years in this fine condition. The 14K Gold Hunter Case Pocket Watches were a symbol of prestige and status and manufactured to the highest of standards, few were afforded such luxury. The America Pocket Watch of the day was truly the Scientific Instrument of the day in 1896. After the turn of the century the Hunter Case with the Roman Numerals became less popular and is now considered the classic Antique Pocket Watch. This is the classic and desired configuration with the high grade Elgin 17 Jewel Movement, 14K Gold Hunter Case, Roman Numeral Dial highlighted with the original beautifully Blued Steel Spade Hands. Hopefully the many pictures and magnification help tell the story of this truly fine antique Elgin Gentlemen’s Dress Pocket Watch of the day.

The Elgin Dial is referred to as a Porcelain Single Sunk Dial and is in excellent condition. The single sunk dial has the antique Elgin logo with classic Roman Numerals and the popular Railroad Track design around the outer circumference. Then we have a sunken sub register for the second hand. These fine dials are made using many layers of baked Silica giving the dials that deep rich glass like Porcelain finish. This fine dial is highlighted by the beautiful and original delicate Blue Spade Hands. This fine Elgin Hunter Case Pocket Watch is in excellent condition and shows beautifully.

This Elgin Movement is a Grade 153 Model 6 and referred to as a Hunter ¾ Plate Movement. This fine timepiece has 17 fine ruby jewels and beautifully damasking on the nickel silver plates. In the day 17 Jewels was considered a high jewel count most had an 11 to 15 Jewel count. This fine movement also is designed with screw gold jewel settings, Moseley Regulator, Brequet Hairspring and is adjusted to 3 positions with gold center wheel and train all designed for added accuracy. The Nickel Silver Movement is in excellent condition without reckless jewelers marks or corrosion, just pristine. The Elgin Watch Company manufactured 14,100 of this model between 1896 through 1900. The America Pocket Watch of the day was truly the Scientific Instrument of the day in 1896. This finest of timepieces is sure to be appreciate for many generations to come.

This is another excellent example of the late 19th early 20th Century ingenuity that made the American Pocket Watch a worldwide standard for accuracy and beauty in timekeeping.

All Antique and Vintage Pocket Watches are cleaned, oiled and adjusted for accuracy and warranted for one year from the date of purchase.

Additional Information

Gender Male
Condition refurbished
Material 14K Gold Pocket Watch
MPN Solid Gold Antique Pocket Watch
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