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An Interesting Repair Choice
This is a 12 size, 15 jewel, grade 314 Elgin with a fancy dial in unusually good condition - especially considering something had happened to the case cover. It has been in the current owner's family, but the story of the missing cover is as lost as the cover itself.
Aside from the missing cover, everything is in great shape.
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