14K Solid Gold Elgin Gentleman’s Pocket Watch with Desired Multi-Color Gold Overlay

One of the great things about collecting American pocket watches: it reminds us of our collective past. The triumphs and tragedies of days gone by. The American pocket watch featured here is an Elgin from 1906.

That was the year an earthquake destroyed most of San Francisco. A typhoon devastated Hong Kong. It was also the year the first record player hit the market. And scientists released the first vaccine for tuberculosis.

In 1906, American watchmakers were creating the world’s most reliable, durable and in this case, beautiful pocket watches. This Elgin Grade 312 was the top-of-the-line timepiece of its day, offering buyers an elegant minimalist dial circumnavigated by intricate Louis XIV hands.

Even a quick glance at the movement reveals its combination of decorative exuberance and mechanical excellence. The Elgin remains as it was in its day: an accurate timekeeper, ready to serve its master’s temporal needs without missing a beat.

But its this Elgin 14k solid gold hunter case that speaks most emphatically of the optimism of its age. The floral theme – bursting to life in a multi-color gold inlay – delights the viewer with its exquisite symmetry and bold artistry. Holding the warm case in hand, you can almost feel the can-do spirit of ingenuity and perseverance that fueled “the American experiment.”

All our treasured timepieces are completely disassembled, expertly cleaned and oiled using the finest quality watch oil and gear grease, and adjusted for accuracy. Full one year warranty.

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Specifications

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 12480255
Grade: 312
Model: 6
Class: 109
Estimated Production Year: 1906
Run Quantity: 2,000
Grade/Model Run: 13 of 233
Total Production: 366,000
Size: 16s
Jewels: 15j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Going
Balance Type: Expansion
Balance Jewel Material: Ruby
Train: Quick
Regulator: Moseley
Hairspring: Breguet
Standard Dial Type: Single-Sunk
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No