A Beautiful Elgin 573 Pocket Watch – Repaired

Published: September 19, 2013
Customer Thank You

Thank you letters warm our hearts!


November 25, 2013, I received a wonderful thank you note from the customer. These thank you notes are always very, very meaningful. The customer gave us permission to share their thank you note.






Elgin 573 Movement

This Elgin 573 turned out well!

I don’t often share projects. That is going to (hopefully) change. This watch is a beauty that was quite challenging. It is an Elgin 573 that came in with a very mangled hairspring. When the balance was removed, the hairspring had a cone of about 4 to 5 inches.

The watch is running very well now, with an excellent amplitude, excellent timing in all positions, plus the best thing of all: it’s nice and pretty.

I tested this for a good amount of time before I sent it back to the customer.