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    Quote Originally Posted by RJ007 View Post
    Another Amazing group of Stan watches...
    The detail on that Elgin Memorial Day watch movement is CRAZY cool!!!
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    Greg,

    That 17 jewel size 6s Elgin with the solid gold train was insanely hard to repair!

    The impulse roller jewel was cracked off.

    I dread that job more than ANY other ! ! !

    It takes a smaller jewel than what became standard a few years later.

    Had to buy two other movements and remove the needed jewel, which is no easy task in itself.

    Then, install it onto the 17 jewel movement.

    Took several hours to get that jewel installed and set to the required depth.

    Got the depth right on the 2nd try, was very fortunate.

    When you do that job no coffee in the morning! LOL!

    You need a VERY steady hand.
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    WWI Waltham Trench Watch with an Offset Crown.

    BIG size 0s version, 17 jewel Riverside movement, BOLD Arabic military dial, dark brown leather Kitchener Strap.









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    Amazing... Jewels are NO fun to repair... you did a heck of a job!
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    I like Waltham watches just wish I could find more historical catalog data on them, Some early catalogs exist but can not seem to find later ones. From my research I found the fact that they were lost in a fire and in the transition of ownership in the late 60's.
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    1916 WWI Elgin Trench Watch, Philadelphia Silverode Case, Original Factory Over-Sized Crown.

    Mealy "DUO" Crystal Guard, 15 Jewels, BIG Size 0s Version, BOLD Arabic Enamel Military Dial.

    Correct Military Hands, Dark Brown Leather Strap.









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    Stan,

    Great looking Elgin!
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    I love that Crystal Guard Design for some reason!!! It has a very Classic & Stunning look!!! I have a similar Elgin but no Mealy Crystal Guard! My Waltham does have that crystal guard and I really like it. That looks sharp on that Elgin combo!!! I'd be surprised if that one lasts long!!! Very Nice!!!
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    Lord Elgin Futura

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    Default 1917 Elgin

    Can't let Stan be the only one sporting the "trench" style...

    Here is mine for this week... An Elgin with grade 417 and a metal dial in a Illinois WCCo Adm Benson sterling case. Dial is dated 10-17 on the back and was drilled for lume. Runs like a champ.
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