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I'd really like to thank all the followers of this Collection for your support and encouragement. It's been fun, but there is going to have to be some changes.

Over recent years Google has steadily eroded Google+. I have always been able to find ways to continue, even as the work-arounds piled up and it became more and more work to create these posts.

I have recently learned however, that Google is not indexing most of my posts to this Collection. I deliberately use the job numbers, prominently, here so that watch owners can find these posts at any time in the future. This turns out to be... problematic... which is deeply disappointing because I have been telling people that this was the case for years now.

As of now, watch project posts will be blog posts at my long time Blogger site, here:
https://elgintime.blogspot.com/

I'd also encourage folks to explore the older content on that blog. There is a lot to see.

At least at this time, Blogger offers the ability to "echo" a link to the posts here on Google+, so I will do that. I have had IFTTT set to echo my blog posts to Facebook for some time, so I never have to look at Facebook. Google+ can be handled similarly.

Yes, it makes the Google+ posts less appealing in my view. But there's no choice. I have to have the search functionality.

I also plan to create blog posts for past watch projects going back a year or so to get a good body of history there.

Blogger offers nice, searchable access to photos in Google Photos and other sources. It has keywords, formatted text, live embedded links (full HTML in fact) and more. I hope many of you will continue to enjoy my horological content over there at Blooger.

I looked it up, Blogger was started in 1999. It is really something, and frankly really sad, that it is today more feature rich and functional than Google+. Google+ started with such enormous promise. The problems it was designed to solve are today greater then ever. It makes me sad just to think about it. But what can I do.

Thanks again for your support, plus ones, comments, re-shares, questions and encouragement.

By way of background, this is the previous "Welcome" post for this Collection describing what you will find here:
https://plus.google.com/+JeffSexton/posts/8nTugdE4gM2
Elgintime Vintage Horological
Elgintime Vintage Horological
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See the entire album for this project here:
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Here's a nice Elgin grade 150, made about 1896.
http://home.elgintime.com/elgintime/GnumLookup/150.html

#Elgin #pocketwatch
Elgin 6434811
Elgin 6434811
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Job Number 180087
A bit of a setting problem...
Job Number 180087
Job Number 180087
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Oris
I doubt this watch has ever been serviced before - for good reasons.

http://elgintime.blogspot.com/2018/09/oris-292ew.html
Oris 292EW
Oris 292EW
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This is another one from the "junk" drawer. It's a 7 jewel Oris with a pin escapement. This thing is built like a dollar watch. What a pain!

#Oris #wristwatch
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Oris 292EW
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I decided to pull this Benrus out of a "junk" drawer... It turned out quite well!

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The serial number on this one starts with an 'X'. These are hard to identify because the 'X' can stand for either 38 or 39. The database has no clear information on these. It's an ongoing project.

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Elgin X979196
Elgin X979196
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Job Number 180034
This watch came back to me running badly and with a screw loose inside, which turned out to be a case screw. There was nothing damaged by the screw so I thought this would be a quick turn-around after the screw was put back.

It wasn't so. While testing the watch again, it kept inexplicably stopping while running pendent up. Now, this is an Elgin Veritas model, in very good condition, with an excellent amplitude and extremely low beat error. These are among the best railroad watches ever made. In addition, it's been worked on a few times in the past, clearly, but as far as how it runs it's as close to "like new" as you will ever find. I could not find a thing wrong, for several days. Nothing I tried to tweak cured the stopping. Hands? FIne. Hour wheel lifting, nope. Banking too tight? no. Balance flat? Check. etc...

Finally, I realized that the roller jewel is loose. Before anyone thinks that I should have checked that both originally, and later, I did. Oddly, the jewel is so snug that it seems fine. It will just move only by the slightest amout - and I mean you can barely feel it every so slightly responding to a little pressure for the tweezers. It's mostly up and down, so I think it was sliding down enough to interfere with the guard pin, in one orientation.

Quick fix, testing again now...

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Elgin 20604112
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