Lord Elgin and Display Stand Information Please

Discussion in 'Wrist Watches' started by Dieseler, Oct 21, 2019.

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  1. Dieseler

    Dieseler Registered User

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    Bought this on auction sight that simply said 1940’s Lord Elgin Mens Wristwatch Working. Condition is Pre-owned.
    Paid less than 50.00 and it came in today not knowing the stand came with it then let it come to room temp and wound it started right up have not yet taken the back off .
    Perhaps someone recognizes the markings underneath the stand shown in picture and can tell mesome information about it .
    Will open back when watch winds down to see serial numbers on movement and amount of jewels.
    Click thumbnail to enlarge .
    Thanks
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  2. JTD

    JTD Registered User

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    The patent on the base was filed by J.W. Green in 1960. Although the shape of the watch stand in the patent is different to yours, the principle is the same and the same patent number seems to have been used on both types.

    When you take the back off (not sure why you have to wait to do this??) we may be able to know who made it.

    JTD
     
  3. Dieseler

    Dieseler Registered User

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    #3 Dieseler, Oct 23, 2019
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2019
    JTD its just a habit to let movement run down no rhyme or reason.
    Stuck in my old ways i suppose but i took back off not the best picture by far.
    It is a 556 21 jewel movement # U616960 not sure when made guessing the late 1940s to early 50s maybe ?
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  4. Dieseler

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    Was able to look up movement estimated date 1947 for those curious.
     

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