About Me

Elgin Pocket Watch

Enda McLarnon

Welcome to the About Me page for this Elgin pocket watch website. For me the Elgin pocket watch has always been a thing of beauty for two main reasons.  They are steeped in history and they simply look fantastic.  I have been fascinated by pocket watches since childhood and I probably got that from my love of old western films and anything that involved railway engines and tracks.

The way those men used to quickly produce a pocket watch from their waistcoat and flicked open the cover was something I always wanted to be able to do.  My grandfather also had a pocket watch and he allowed me the pleasure of holding it and watching it for many hours.


I have been a collector ever since and I like all pocket watches though antique ones hold a special fascination.  Waltham, Hamilton and Elgin are my favourite types and if I was forced to pick, I would always select Elgin.  There is just something about those pocket watches that captures my inner feelings and that is why I have put together this website to share that feeling with other Elgin enthusiasts.

I hope you enjoy the site and find the information here useful and informative. I will always continue to add articles and information to this site on a regular basis, so please check back often and see what is new. The one thing I can not do here is to guess the value of the watch but I have included many articles that will help you date, appraise and lead you towards an evaluation.

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them or use my contact page and I will reply.  Thanks again for taking the time to visit my site.

If you want to ask anything then please contact me here.



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5 thoughts on “About Me

  1. i have a elgin pocketwatch with the serial num 5500360 on the case that opens on the back of watch with 14k printed above it can anyone tell me anything about it

  2. Thanks for your very informative website. I recently inherited a nice looking double hinge non-working Elgin pocket watch that belonged to my mothers grandfather. It was nice to be able to get a sense of the age (1904) and what I might be looking out for in order to improve it for future generations of my family. Seems the crystal is missing along with the hour hand and probably was over-wound. The fact that there may be several million others out there with useful parts encourages me to go out and look !! Again, thank you very much for sharing this information.

  3. I have an old gold Elgin pocket watch that needs to be cleaned, oiled and repaired if necessary. Can you please give me the name(s) of some repair companies that can do this work?

    • I don’t do repairs myself but there is a chap called Jeff Sexton who does antique watch repairs. You can drop Jeff an email to jsexton@elgintime.com and he will be able to help you out. I sent Jeff an email and he said he would be happy to see if he could help with any repairs on their Elgin watch.

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