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Elgin Grade 303

This is a very typical example of a watch Elgin sold an awful lot of.

This is a grade 303, 7 jewel, 12 size watch, made about 1920.

It has a quite typical dial style, and a nickel alloy case, threaded front and back.

As I always like to point out, like most early watch companies, Elgin did not make cases.  The cases and the movements were selected separately by the customer.
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