My Watch Collection

My 1899 Elgin Pocket Watch

I wonder how many of you know that I love old watches, not just new ones? I thought I’d put together a video and photo gallery for one of my pocket watches, my biggest one in terms of size and weight: an 1899 Elgin pocket watch.

Here’s the video:

This particular watch was bought in the United States at the turn of the 20th century by an Englishman who then returned to England, where the watch remained in the family until earlier this year, when the nephew of that gentleman, who has relocated to Romania to spend his retirement years here, sold it to me. The man is Laurie Webb, a fine fellow who now runs a pension house in the village of Roandola near Sighisoara, and whom I interviewed for an episode of “Romania Through Their Eyes“.

And here are the photos. Enjoy!

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2 thoughts on “My 1899 Elgin Pocket Watch

  1. Thanks for that video as it was very interesting indeed. I would love to use it on my website with your permission of course as it is very informative.


    • Hello Enda — you may use my video on your site and thank you for the interest! The only thing I ask is that you embed it directly from its YouTube page and not re-upload it. This way I can continue to show ads on it. Thanks!


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