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Antique American Elgin Father Time Gold Filled Railroad Pocket Watch


Code: elgin father time 9578459

Antique American Elgin Father Time Gold Filled Railroad

Pocket Watch USA 1919


An antique American Elgin Father Time gold filled railroad open face pocket watch, made in the USA in 1919. This pocket watch comes with a railroad FOB. Please se pictures.  


Dial: The white enamel dial has black Arabic numerals with outer minute divisions and outer 1-60-minute numbers. The dial has blued hands and a subsidiary second’s dial at the six. The dial is signed in the upper centre: “Elgin”.


Movement: The anchor lever movement has 21 jewels with a high regulator. The movement is signed: “Father Time, 21 Jewels, Adjusted 5 Positions” and numbered: 22791322. As this pocket watch has a very high movement and is fully screwed, a watchmaker can make this pocket watch to work with full accuracy! Now the movement is in great working condition; however, we cannot guarantee accuracy for an antique pocket watch.


Case: The watch lies in a steel gold filled open face case with screw case both back and front with engravings on the back case and a monogram free cartouche. The inner side of the case is signed: “Philadelphia Watch Case Co, Guaranteed Twenty Years” and numbered: 9578459.


Diameter: 51 mm - Weight: 89.3 gr 

Signed: Elgin - Made in USA - 1919


Please note: to set the time of watch you need to open the front screw back case and pull out the lever at the one/two and turn the winder to set the correct time.  This method was done specially for the guards travelling on a train for the safety of the people, so that they could keep exactly the accurate time.

Never pull on the winder as this can break the watch!