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Another Elgin Grade 291

This 16 size, 7 jewel pocketwatch has an unusual case.

It's a plain material, and a typical threaded front and back construction, but there is a sort of chamfer and cove detail around the bezel and edge of the back.

The back has a unique pattern as well. I've never seen anything like it.

This movement was made about 1917.

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