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Job Number 170008

This watch had 2 minor issues. One was that the mainspring hook on the inside wall of the mainspring barrel was too worn down to hold the spring. And second (maybe because of the first thing) the watch had a narrower, weaker mainspring installed than it is supposed to.

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This movement is an example of Elgin's popular grade 315, 12 size, 15 jewels, made about 1908.

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