Recased 14k Lord Elgin?

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  1. Spartcom5

    Spartcom5 Registered User

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    Recently won an auction for two watches. One of which is this Lord Elgin. However, from looking at the photos I believe it to be a recase but wanted to get other opinions. Thanks for any input!
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  2. pmwas

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    Why recased? Looks normal to me, am I missing anything?
     
  3. Spartcom5

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    The dial seems crooked... if you look at the bottom line of the second track you can see it's quite a bit off. It may be the angle of the camera but idk! I also have never seen a Lord Elgin cased by IWC Co.
     
  4. Jim Haney

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    Yes, a recase, Lord Elgins were cases in Elgin cases

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  5. pmwas

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    Elgin did buy cases from IWCCo and case their watches in them...

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    Of course, one has to open the case to know for sure, there should be the „cased and timed...” marking..
     
  6. Spartcom5

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    Thanks for that info! I will have to see when I get it!
     
  7. pmwas

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    Yes, check for the Elgin mark inside the case. The reasons for the crooked dial are many - these cases usually have some play, as the mvt is not screwed tight in them but friction fitted between back and bezel, also a dial foot can be bent or the dial replaced (these were not waterprotected at all and many dials got water damage).
    Let’s just wait and see...
     
  8. Spartcom5

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    Just wanted to update that it turned out to be an all original case!
     
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    Elgin 796 ww 006.jpg case 2.jpg Elgin 796 ww 001.jpg Spartcom,
    I also have a Lord Elgin cased in a 10K gold case which was made by Jonell Watch Case Inc. It is stamped with the Cased and timed by the elgin watch co.
    Here are some pictures of my case and watch.
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  10. coronado

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    Your watch is a Lord Elgin Streamline Model 2803 from around 1939. It is a factory-cased watch. It is a scarce model.

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