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My Elgin Pocket Watch Collection
Page Six

Watch in need of repair!


Size  
12 (1 17/30")

Year it was made  
1922


Number of Jewels  

17

Serial Number  
  25,090,475
So, what do you do when you have a non-working 17 jewel watch with a missing front cover and a big scratch on the front?  You put it in a dome,  of course!  

This is the first Elgin watch that I ever bought.  Before I began collecting them, an associate warned me about buying watches that didn't work.  He said that all you will have are expensive paper weights.  Of course, I didn't listen, which is why I bought this busted up  Hunter.   Every once in a while, I think about sending it in and getting an estimate.  But even if I did, I would have is a watch a scratched crystal and no  front lid.

     

It may not be much, but it was my first...and you always love your first!
 
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