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    Default JOHN ELKAN INFO REQUEST

    Where can I get serial no and tech. info for John Elkan pocket watches?

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    Default JOHN ELKAN INFO REQUEST (By: TA2CAE)

    what is the country of origin?

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    Default JOHN ELKAN INFO REQUEST (By: TA2CAE)

    Hi TA2CAE:

    Welcome to the NAWCC Pocket Watch Message Board!

    It would be helpful if you could post a picture of the movement (the "works"), the clearer and sharper, the better, other pictures will help a little, but this is the most important. We may be able to identify it by the shape of the plates.

    Currently, it is recommended that those who do not have web space in which to post pictures register for a free account at flickr.com. This may now open a Yahoo page, but it will still let you register to post pictures. Their menu-driven procedure for loading pictures is about as easy as it gets. After you enlarge the picture, using flickr's magnifying glass icon (the magnifying glass icon appears in a toolbar above the loaded & saved picture once you've clicked on the picture), scroll down below the picture to find the field labeled "1. Grab the photo's URL:" The link in that field is the one to post on the NAWCC Pocket Watch Message Board. Vic Rose has posted an excellent old ref:escription on How to Post a Picture on the NAWCC Clock Message Board, which of course also works on for posting a picture on the pocket watch message board.

    If you have a problem posting the picture(s), you can attach it (them) to an e-mail to me (you can get my email address by clicking on my name in the upper left-hand corner of this post and viewing my Public Profile) and I'll post it (them) for you.

    Its also helpful if you can post all the markings that are on the movement (the "works") in case they can't be seen in the picture(s).

    Good luck,
    Kent
    That guy down in Georgia

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    Default JOHN ELKAN INFO REQUEST (By: TA2CAE)

    Thank's all again..

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    Default JOHN ELKAN INFO REQUEST (By: TA2CAE)

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Jon Hanson:
    what is the country of origin? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
    I'm not sure but probably bought in Turkey.
    Why ?
    Is country of origin important?

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    Default Re: JOHN ELKAN INFO REQUEST (By: Kent)

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    Default Re: JOHN ELKAN INFO REQUEST (By: TA2CAE)

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    Default Re: JOHN ELKAN INFO REQUEST (By: Toddmag)

    Moving to the European Pocket Watch forum for better response.

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    Default Re: JOHN ELKAN INFO REQUEST (By: Jon Hanson)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Hanson View Post
    what is the country of origin?
    John Elkan was a retailer of pocket watches in London from the late 1880s to just before the world war II (I think). I believe at least some of the movements were imported and some were British made by various manufacturers.

    Someone may be able to identify the movement for you but it would also help to have a photo of the case markings.

    JTD

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    Default Re: JOHN ELKAN INFO REQUEST (By: JTD)

    The movement is Swiss, by Dimier Freres & Co, and I suspepct the case is also Swiss. Retailed by Elkan.
    Martin Rosen

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