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National Watch Company (Elgin) 1864-1964 Elgin, Illinois. Idea originated from other watch factory employees, mainly Waltham; formed in 1864 along with the former Mayor of Chicago (B. W. Raymond) and the first watch produced was an 18s gilt KW signed B.W. Raymond. Watch numbers started at 101. The Elgin Watch Company, Elgin, Illinois was the largest watch producer in America.

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Smile Accidental Elgin

I was in the middle of an auction for an Elgin lever set cased as a side winder in a 25 year GF OF case. Case appears unused. It is a grade 82 made in 1887 13 to 15 jewels (also common as dirt). I figured for $87 bucks with it running I could'nt go wrong.

Of course the dial has so many hairlines you have to sneak up on it to check the time.
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Smile movement

And movement.........Keith
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Shiney side.........
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The Mark..........
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Smile Rest of the story

The cuvette slightly personalized.............Keith
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Real nice! The dial gives it some character too.
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Looks like a Dueber Case.
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