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    Information on Elgin pocket watch

    I looked the outside of case over and I don't see a mark of any type. On the inside is the number 4658110. That's the only thing I see on the case. Also I tried pulling up on the crown and didn't feel a snap. I think I will wait until I'm with someone that knows what they are doing.
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    Information on Elgin pocket watch

    So the story is that it was her father's grandmother's watch. One of his grandmothers was born in 1852 and died in 1932. The other grandmother was born in 1879 and died in 1939. I guess either of them could have owned this watch.
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    Information on Elgin pocket watch

    Good point. Done. Thanks!
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    Information on Elgin pocket watch

    Hi, My wife inherited an Elgin pocket watch. It is believed to be from the late 1800's early 1900s. If anyone has any information on when this watch was produced that would be very appreciated. Also, how do you adjust the time? Lift crystal and just move the hands? I am only now starting to...
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    Help Identifying clock

    Once again thanks a bunch. We were at a party at our neighbors house last night ant I was talking to her about the clock, and she only knew that it had been passed down from her grandmother. My wife and I didn't have our phones, and the lady that took the picture had been enjoying the...
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    Help Identifying clock

    Wow! Thanks for the replies. I'm sure my neighbor will be thrilled. BTW, half of the minute hand on her clock is broken off, so it is now shorter than the hour hand. Is there a good source to get a replacement hand? Should she just replace both the hour and minute hand so they match?
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    Help Identifying clock

    The clock belongs to my neighbor, who just turned 60. She says this clock was her grandmothers, but doesn't know anything else about it. I didn't see any writing on the dial face. Any help identifying the clock and the approximate build date would be appreciated. Thanks, James Evans
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    Advice needed on 25 year old black forest cuckoo clock

    The weight of the chain does play into it. I first noticed that if I wind the time weight to the top, that it does run a little better if I lift chain to take the weight of of it. I can loop it over one of the carved pieces on the side, and it would run ok. Of course it could only run for an...
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    Advice needed on 25 year old black forest cuckoo clock

    Thanks for the replies. I had the clock serviced about 5 years ago, and that did not go well. The guy kept the clock for about a month, and when I got it back i noticed that he had lost one of the carved pieces. The clock is a hunting theme, with a pheasant, a rabbit, an elk at the top, and a...
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    Advice needed on 25 year old black forest cuckoo clock

    We got this 24 hour clock in Bavaria in 1990. It has three weights, time, cuckoo, and dancers. It's run great for yeas, but was always susceptible to a slight cross breeze in the house causing it to stop. For the last few years the time would stop if I wound the weight all the way to the...
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    Inherited Kitchen "Gingerbread" Mantel Clock

    Thanks for the reply. For whatever reason, the clock has now started working. I guess it took a day or so to adjust to life at 5100 ft. It wouldn't run past the half hour at all yesterday, and today it has no problem whatsoever. I started it when I got home from work about 7pm, and now it is...
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    Inherited Kitchen "Gingerbread" Mantel Clock

    Wow, thanks for the quick reply. There is a single strike at the bottom of the hour. However, with this clock it currently doesn't do that. As the minute hand approaches the 30 minute mark, it makes it to about 28 minutes and then the pendulum slows down and eventually stops. It doesn't have...
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    Inherited Kitchen "Gingerbread" Mantel Clock

    Hi, I just inherited this kitchen clock. It has been in my family since it was purchased new back in the early 1900's. After searching several forums, I think it was produced by the E. Ingraham Clock company, and may be one of their "Oceans of the World" series of clocks. The wooden columns...

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