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Elgin .....number 2 is this ladies size 3 conversion watch ....very simple and clean looking .....now hoping that Jerry will get it running ......( not really worried about that !)


as you can see. it's pretty big for a ladies watch of the early 20s .....




by the serial number, this is the oldest of the 3 1920s watches I have just gotten.....




and the dial is very clean indeed







so then now a kinda beat up one, but I wanted a cushion shaped one ....I got this one first, and it's the most rough of the trio.......


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and the movement





not very fancy ......but we shall see how it cleans up ........


and once again ....sorry about the photos....gotta check some settings on my camera
 

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21861549: 1918 - grade 463 - OF - size 3/0s - 362,000 manufactured.

29572561: 1927 - grade 462 - HC - size 3/0s - 997,000 manufactured.
 

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Thanks Stan ......that ladies watch is even older than I thought .....anyway, now if I could just remember which of the 3 Elgins ran ! .....I suspect it was the one in the thread by iteself ....the one that was part of the $20 12 watch group .....heh heh .....


and I may keep the ladies watch for myself for a while....or at least until someone buys it off my wrist ......which happens fairly often ......
 

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I think that ladies model is a convertible type, right? Could be used as a pendant watch, or a pin watch using the lug at 6:00, or a wristwatch.

The watches from 1900-1940 are interesting for their lack of adherence to the 'rules' as later understood. Hence you have what would be a comparatively large ladies' wristwatch, or those mens wristwatches on leather thongs that look for all the world like overgrown ladies' cord watchbands.
 

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I think that ladies model is a convertible type, right? Could be used as a pendant watch, or a pin watch using the lug at 6:00, or a wristwatch.

The watches from 1900-1940 are interesting for their lack of adherence to the 'rules' as later understood. Hence you have what would be a comparatively large ladies' wristwatch, or those mens wristwatches on leather thongs that look for all the world like overgrown ladies' cord watchbands.


Yes you are correct the ladies one is a pendant watch. The Illinois Watch Company offered their first one for sale in 1910.

Thanks
FJF
 
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