I have this Elgin that I recently purchased, and it has a 673 movement, but no serial number. Any ideas? I have found one that looks similar but it's from 1955, and has 21 jewels vs 17 jewels on this one.
I search books.google.com using queries like 'Elgin Watch Life', because somebody has scanned a bunch of Life magazines from the 1930s through the 1960s. There are multiple ads each year from the late 30s through about 1954, then less frequently after that.Thanks Gene! Great find! I was thinking the same thing about the serial number, but trying to track down an ad was proving to be quite frustrating! Any sources that you would recommend when looking up ads? I'm still pretty new to the research on these things.
Scott is a wonderful guy and I talk to him all the time.I wonder if anyone still has the matching bracelets for that one? I tried once checking Scot's stock at Times of Plenty, but there are SO MANY 18mm bracelets, it takes forever.