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Welcome to the Watch Projects Collection on Google+!
This is the place where you can follow images and information about the service and repair of vintage watches. Most of what you'll see here are American pieces, but there is occasionally something else. These watches are all in the process of receiving routine service and repairs.

The owners of these watches have all been given job numbers for their projects, which are also given in each posting. They can follow along with the work, and you can too!

Find out more here...
http://www.elgintime.com

Do you have questions, or an antique watch you want to show off? For more antique watches, check out the Google+ Vintage Watch Community!
https://plus.google.com/communities/105032863651771032397

There's plenty more to explore as well!
https://plus.google.com/+JeffSexton/collections

https://plus.google.com/collection/EX-8V

Also, be sure to check out
https://plus.google.com/+Lorasbeauty

Enjoy!
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Job Number 160265
This is an Elgin grade 70, made about 1891.
http://home.elgintime.com/elgintime/GnumLookup/70.html

#Elgin #pocketwatch


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Job Number 160226
I had set this one aside for a bit because of a difficult to diagnose problem. It's back to testing again after an extra aggressive cleaning of the upper balance jewels.
#Elgin #pocketwatch

See the complete album here:
https://goo.gl/photos/XZM6UKc2k5CgRtYu6
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Job Number 160263
#Elgin #pocketwatch
Getting the timing close required removing four timing washers from the balance wheel that didn't belong there.

See the whole album here:
https://goo.gl/photos/WBrahmWte1oEV8ew7

Find more vintage horological content here!
https://plus.google.com/104405056094644812060/palette

http://www.elgintime.com
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Job Number 160263
#Elgin #pocketwatch

See the whole album here:
https://goo.gl/photos/WBrahmWte1oEV8ew7

Find more vintage horological content here!
https://plus.google.com/104405056094644812060/palette
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Job Number 160263
#Elgin #pocketwatch
This is something I see a lot of. The top of the pallet bridge has been unfortunately filed down, including the screw head, leaving ugly scratch marks and destroying the original finish. This gets done to thin the parts slightly, rather than fix the real problem - that the balance wheel was out of flat and scraping on the pallet bridge.

See the whole album here:
https://goo.gl/photos/WBrahmWte1oEV8ew7

See more "creative repairs" here!
http://elgintime.blogspot.com/search/label/Creative%20Repairs

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Job Number 160263
#Elgin #pocketwatch

See the whole album here:
https://goo.gl/photos/WBrahmWte1oEV8ew7

Find more vintage horological content here!
https://plus.google.com/104405056094644812060/palette

http://www.elgintime.com
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Job Number 160263
#Elgin #pocketwatch

See the whole album here:
https://goo.gl/photos/WBrahmWte1oEV8ew7

Find more vintage horological content here!
https://plus.google.com/104405056094644812060/palette
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Job Number 160263
#Elgin #pocketwatch

See the whole album here:
https://goo.gl/photos/WBrahmWte1oEV8ew7
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