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Case Pin Gone Again, but for a Different Reason

I have written here before about how older American pocketwatches are built for just one case screw. Opposite the case screw position, there is a pin in the edge of the movement that goes in a hole in the inside rim of old style cases. For whatever reason, this pin is frequently missing and has to be replace in order for the movement to sit securely.

This watch is such an early style movement. However it is in a later style case; a case designed for two case screws. Unfortunately, rather than drill a hole in the inside edge of the case, someone filed down the pin so it would not be in the way. As a result the movement is held in by the stem and one screw only. Fortunately it fits pretty snugly.

You never know what you will find in a watch.  They are all different, all individuals.

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