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Elgin Grade 108

The grade 108 has a few interesting features.  The plate layout is unusual for an Elgin movement of this size, and the regulator has a micro adjustment design that Elgin did not commonly use.  The "damaskeen", the decorative finish, is also unusual.

This is a 16 size, 15 jewel movement.  The gold-filled case on this example, made about 1889, is quite worn but the decoration is still visible.

Unusual hands also...

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