My Grandfather always said that you never know what you will find when you get into a watch.
See more of what I like to call "creative repairs" here.
serial number stamps on this one are prefixed with a sort side-ways delta like symbol. The full number is 7941863.
This watch is an Elgin grade 145, which is a little rare among Elgins. It is 18 size, 15 jewels, made about 1899.