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An Elgin Grade 293, with Extra Bushings

Interestingly, this watch have had most of its pivots drilled out and bushings pressed in.  Some of the bushings are brass, and some steel.

It's odd that someone felt the need to do so many.  Were they really all worn?  Who knows?

This shows the lower pivots.
These images show the upper pivots, all replaced.

The watch is a grade 293, 16 size, 7 jewels, made about 1914.  

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