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Job Number 170014
Also, all these polished surfaces are easily damaged with scratches and tool marks. Their condition in a vintage watch says a lot about the skills of the watchmakers that have serviced the movement over its life.
More about the motor barrel here.
Find out more about Lord Elgin watches here.
See the complete album for this project here:
This is a 23 jewel, 16 size Lord Elgin grade 351, made about 1907.
- Job Number 170025
- New Arrivals
- Elgin Grade 214
- Job Number 170015
- Elgin Grade 221
- Waltham 1894 Model
- Job Number 170014
- Railroad Time Service Officials Meet
- Elgin Grade 453
- Job Number 170012
- Alarm Clock Restrictions Revoked
- Reduction In Tariffs Ruinous To American Industry
- Platinum Still Restricted
- Import of Swiss Watches
- Railroad Watches Released
- Watchmakers Sweep Floors
- Job Number 170004
- Job Number 170010
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