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Hey guys ! ! !

You kind of got a sneak peek of this one, at least the dial and hands the other day.

Well, testing on the movement is now complete and it is all back together now.

This is a 1917 Elgin Trench Watch with an OFFSET CROWN, size 3/0s.

Like I said in the teaser thread this dial style does not get much love, everybody always wants the Pershings, RED 12's, and other enamel military dial Elgins.

This dial has NOT been re-finished, just a ton of hard work to bring it back to splendor.

Bold Arabic font metal military dial with factory drilled hour marker lum holes.

As you can see in the before pictures this one was pretty rough and in some need of help.

The hands that were on this watch when I got it were the wrong ones so I have replaced them with a set of correct hands.

I re-lumed the dial and hands just as they were back in 1917.

I did some work on the case and installed a brand new glass crystal with UV cement and a UV curing machine.

Cleaned the 7 jewel movement, it's running like a champ now!

A brown Bund Strap to finish it all off.

ENJOY ! ! !






















The best of the rest............













And now for the WRISTSHOT ! ! ! ! !


 

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.....ya know Stan ....pretty soon I am gonna have to mail my doctors bills from falling on the back of my head everytime you post one of these beauties........I'm up to about 1 concussion a week now :lol:



and I do dearly love offset crowns ......
 
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Thank you very much guys ! ! ! !

Elgins are my passion !
 

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Good to see such a truly vintage timepiece given a new lease on life.
 
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