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Elgin Railroad Pocket Watch with Up-Down “Power Reserve” circa 1928

$1,750.00

Elgin BW Raymond model patented gold filled pocket watch with up-down indicator and subsidiary seconds. 21-jewel 5 adjustments “Father Time” movement, serial number 2.3 million, circa 1928. Beautiful condition enamel dial with blued steel hands. An outstanding example in mint condition. NOTE: The up down indicator refers to the 2ndary dial at 12 o’clock which is a power reserve indicator. The display shows the number of hours of operation remaining without winding the watch. It is like a battery indicator on your computer or cell phone. The power reserve indicator is more familiar on modern complicated watches, but was a rare and desirable feature on these early railroad watches as they were manually wind, and the power reserve was actually useful to inform the carrier to wind the watch when the mainspring was running down. Today, the power reserve is often found on self winding wristwatches, where its’ function is more a novelty, as the self winding movement keeps itself optimally wound when worn.

SKU: 40825 Category:

Additional information

Country of Origin

USA

Man's / Lady's

Men

Maker

Elgin

Model Name/Type

Up Down Indicator

Circa

1928

Case mm

n/a

Case Metal

Gold Filled

Dial & Hands

black enamel numerals, blued steel hands, White Enamel Dial

Movement Type

Manual

Box / Papers

No

Condition

Excellent

Movement Jewels

21

Case Size (pocket watch)

16 Size