The exact price of an antique Elgin watch varies depending on the condition, year, seller, and type of watch. The most expensive antique Elgin watch being sold online at this time is selling for $7,900.00 on eBay.com. It is a 14K solid gold presentation pocket watch and is advertised as being made in 1885. After that, there are about 3,600 antique Elgin watches currently being sold or auctioned off for as little as $0.99 and as much as $7,350.00
Pocket watches and watches from the 1940's or earlier tend to be the most expensive, with most Elgin watches from 1920 or earlier currently selling for about $3,000 to $5,500. However, there are many more affordable antique Elgin watches available online or otherwise. A good idea is to keep watching auctions/listings on sites like Ebay.com, Amazon.com, and Etsy.com. You'll likely find prices drop on some watches when they're not sold for a while or find bargains by comparing the prices of various items across various sites.
Watches that need repair or have been refurbished/serviced tend to be much less expensive, but often are nearly the same in look and functionality as those costing much more. Be sure to compare prices carefully to avoid overpaying, as there are many quality antique Elgin watches selling for around $1,000 to $2,500. A great site to go to for information on buying and collecting Elgin watches is ElginWatches.org.
Speaking of watches, a Rolex recently sold at a Christie's watch sale in Geneva, Switzerland, for a whopping $1,220,632. The 1949 Oyster Perpetual model with a cloisonné enamel dial became the most expensive Rolex wristwatch ever sold at auction. Find out more from NBC News.