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Elgin Grade 2, and a Crude Click Replacement

In a pocketwatch, the click is a little part that is pressed against the ratchet wheel by a click spring.  The click's job is to make sure that the mainspring arbor only turns one way so that the watch can be wound.

The click in this watch is a crudely made replacement part.

The click post has also been replaced, clearly.  This is the back side.

This watch is an Elgin grade 2, 16 size, made about 1895.

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