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Elgin Grade 29, Lady Elgin

Here we have a Lady Elgin grade 29.  This is a 10 size, 11 jewel, key wind and set movement.  Note the two square arbors at the back.  The center arbor is for setting.  Rear setting designs are a bit outside the norm for Elgins.

This watch, made about 1882, is in a gold hunter case in excellent condition.
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