Question: How do I know if my Elgin watch is gold?

Open the cases rear cover and look for the markings “10k,” “14k,” or “18k.” This should be easy to see, as it will be impressed into the inside back cover. If one of those markings is visible, then your pocket watch is gold.

Where is the serial number on an Elgin watch?

The older the number is, the more valuable the Elgin watch will have for trade. Your watch will have two serial numbers—one on the case and one on the inner movement of the watch.

What does Elgin Watch grade mean?

Elgin watch grades identify the level of quality to which they are finished. Elgin assigned a grade number to a movement of a specific size, jeweling and finish. If a change was made a different grade number would be assigned. Elgin also assigned a name, such as B W.

Are old gold pocket watches worth anything?

Older pocket watches tend to be more valuable than their modern counterparts. When they were first introduced, they were often handmade with gold or silver, and inlaid with precious gemstones. The most valuable pocket watches are Swiss brands, which hold their value well.

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