Elgin 16s Pocket Watch

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    bernie weishapl
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    Well got my case in today for a 16s 15j Elgin pocket watch movement I had bought to see if I could still fix these things. I did get it tore down, cleaned, new mainspring and oiled. I didn’t polish the movement itself as Chris does because I was thinking it would just go in the drawer and sit. Didn’t want to waste a lot of time on a parts movement. It has been running about a month now with a excellent dial. No cracks or hairlines so decided it would be a good candidate to case if I could find a decent one. This one I got for $38 including shipping and it is decent. I will take the movement out and go thru it again at a later date and polish the case. It has a locomotive on the back. Kinda a neat case. Anyway here she be in all of her splendor and glory. Felt good to rescue it and make it tick again.

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    arutha
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    Well done Bernie,
    its great when something like that comes together. I do pocket watches the other way round, I spend a load of time cleaning everything and servicing, polishing, down to the screw heads etc, put it back together, check it still doesn’t work properly and then put it in a draw 😯
    Paul :)

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    bernie weishapl
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    Thanks and I hear ya Paul. This one I didn’t spend a whole lot of time on because it was suppose to be just a old practice watch. Problem is when I got it cleaned up the dial was perfect and it ran so well I just decided I would case it and dude or as my dad would say spruce it up later on. 😆 I am quite happy with it.

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