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An Elgin Grade 315 With a Unique Case

Here's another Elgin Grade 315m 12 size, 15 jewel model.  This one has a very unusual oval case, with a snap front and back.


It's worth mentioning here that Elgin never made pocketwatch cases.  In those days, the common practice was that a customer would pick out a movement and a case separately at the shop and the watchmaker or jeweler would assemble them together.


Made about 1916...
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