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Job Number 170072
As parts disappear, I get asked every couple of days now if I can provide someone with a part. One reason I do not do this is that replacement parts, even if they are labeled correctly, and even if the documentation about what the watch needs is correct, won't work "as-is" about half the time. Everything has to be tested, fit, altered and re-tested.
This is a grade 314, 12 size, 15 jewels, made about 1917.
See the whole album for this project here.
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