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Here's an especially early Elgin grade 69, 18 size, 15 jewels, made about 1867. 
http://home.elgintime.com/elgintime/GnumLookup/69.html
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+klinej54​ Sure, but if you thought the observatory was far, #198 is living in Melbourne, Australia. So if you get down here, I'll provide the beer! And yes his very special. His with two of his cousins from the 3,xxx range as well as the last series of electronic movements that came out of plant 1, his birth place. I'm just filling in the gaps now between them. Only a few more to go.... 
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I generally don't like to be any further away from my house than the walk to the end of the drive to pick up the mail, but going to Elgin IL and seeing the observatory is on my bucket list.  Elgin star time... just leaves me speechless.
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Rolex Submariner ref. 1680 from 1979…. http://www.lemuseonline.com/watches-for-sale/rolex/983-rolex-submariner-ref-1680.html - Le Muse s.a.s. - Google+
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Jeff Sexton
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Hamilton, 950 model, 16 size, 23 jewels, made about 1917.
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Len Mueller

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Any suggestions for a person who would like to attempt to service their own watches for a starting tool kit? Don't worry, I have an eta 6498 to start on. Wouldn't want to ruin a nice Elgin after all. I'm just looking for what it takes for disassembly and reassembly. So, screwdrivers, cleaner, oiler. That sort of stuff. I don't have any idea what to by. A few sites have kits for sale, but I do not want bad stuff. I have the cheap jewelers screwdrivers they sell, but they won't cut it at all.
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I recommend to check out this site http://www.watchrepairtalk.com/forum/1-main-forum/
There are all kinds of good discussions on tools, lube, etc. Mostly wristwatch guys but their are a few who dabble in pocket watches.

This link http://www.thewatchguy.com/pages/repair.html
 has a nice description of how to clean and oil a pocket watch.
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Jeff Sexton
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 grade 6, 18 size, 7 jewels, made about 1885. 
http://home.elgintime.com/elgintime/GnumLookup/6.html
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How about that.  I have one wit the serial number 1731954.  They're from the same production run.
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Jeff Sexton
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Elgin grade 455, 16 size, 19 jewels, made about 1918. 
http://home.elgintime.com/elgintime/GnumLookup/455.html
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Jeff Sexton
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Here's an especially old Elgin grade 62, 18 size, 15 jewels, made about 1867. 
http://home.elgintime.com/elgintime/ProdByYear?YR=1867
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Jeff Sexton
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Elgin grade 478, 16 size, 21 jewels, made about 1926. 
http://home.elgintime.com/elgintime/GnumLookup/478.html
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Love the 24-hour dial markings on this one. Nice shots!
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Jeff Sexton
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Elgin's grade 294, 18 size, 7 jewels, made about 1910. 
http://home.elgintime.com/elgintime/GnumLookup/294.html
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Jeff Sexton
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American Waltham 18 size W. Ellery 1857 model, made about 1873.
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Jeff Sexton
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Elgin's grade 73, 18 size, 7 jewels, made about 1894. 
http://home.elgintime.com/elgintime/GnumLookup/73.html
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Very rare Vacheron Constantin 'Cioccolatone' from the '60s….… - Le Muse s.a.s. - Google+
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Jeff Sexton
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Elgin grade 101, 6 size, 11 jewels, made about 1890.
http://home.elgintime.com/elgintime/GnumLookup/101.html
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Jeff Sexton
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Elgin's  grade 97, 18 size, 7 jewels, made about 1887. 
http://home.elgintime.com/elgintime/GnumLookup/97.html
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For those of you that have ever perused watch catalogs, this guy will look very family. Elgin's Father time started off in the Almanac as a cartoon character, he was then adopted and registered as their trademark until 1939 when they fired him with out notice and replaced him with the elgin crest / coat of arms.
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Printing block it is. It's 15cm x 9.5cm. 
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Jeff Sexton
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Waltham, 18 size, 11 jewels, marked "American", PS Bartlett 1857 model.  Made about 1967.
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Michael Grocott

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Something new to me.
 
Did You Know about it ? :)

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From ' Trouser in Metalwork - The History of Modern Denim Jeans"
"The fifth pocket was introduced to blue jeans around the turn of the century and their original purpose was to hold a pocket-watch. Although this may seem hard to believe (what with the shape of fifth-pockets on jeans in the 21st century), it is, nonetheless true. A classic pair of jeans, such as Levi 501s, will typically have a fifth pocket which is comparatively large, compared with some others that can be found today, and the reason for that is because it was designed to hold pocket-watches. Even today, most good-sized jeans which are manufactured to traditional measurements will still be able to house quite comfortably, a 16-size pocket-watch, with the watches' ring-clip chain clipping to the nearest belt-loop around the front of your jeans."
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