Elgin Canteen Watches (1960s version)

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lafayette1987
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Elgin Canteen Watches (1960s version)

Post by lafayette1987 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:33 pm

Know the canteen watch (and cases) are quite rare, so was pleasantly surprised to find (2) NOS cases in a lot of old watchmaker parts. See attached. 
So the kicker though -- both seem to be in original packaging and from the factory, but with two dials I haven't been able to find any record of having canteens of their own -- Holmar & Ermano. Both cases don't appear to have ever been opened, so doesn't appear to be the case of the watchmaker adding in the other (appropriately sized) dials to the cases. Mysterious : ) 

+ Have you known Elgin to supplying cases to either of these brands? 

+ Or seen/heard of canteen watches coming from either of these brands? (I haven't been able to find any records.)

+ Do you have any leads in the Elgin world on who might be best to contact for the dial/hands/or movement (AS 1700 / Elgin 848)? (Planning to sell one case and try and use the funds to source a dial + movement as project to keep the other for myself.) 

Thanks in advance + appreciate any leads/info you might have!

ncstate1201
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Re: Elgin Canteen Watches (1960s version)

Post by ncstate1201 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:08 am

Pics please would love to see the find

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