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A Case Pin for Early 18 Size Elgin Movements


Early Elgin movements are held in the case by just one case screw, and a pin on the other side.  The pin sticks out of the edge of  the movement and into a hole inside the case.  These pins are small pieces of brass with threads on one end to thread into the movement.

For whatever reason, these little pins are often missing or broken and a new one has to be made.



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