An actually used heirloom with later movement

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    An actually used heirloom with later movement

    Mommy gave a nice gift in 1884. Big 18K 18 size cases are really rare compared to 14K. Had this for 20+ years. Just made record photos and discovered unoriginal movement. A best 1888 Elgin probably replaced a cheaper movement not an Elgin. Serial number and case mark near serial 0 show this. A common situation; an uncommon gold scrap survival.

    Add photos of recent purchase of similar all original 14K. $200. total cost mistake by seller and myself. Not marked on back cover as usual but inner cover. Notice 2000000 serial number difference but identical. 1891+
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    Re: An actually used heirloom with later movement

    That's a good watch, I suppose with a case as valuable as this and as gold prices
    rise then more and more quality movements will hit the scrap heap. Well done on
    saving these fine cases. I shudder to think how much horoligical herritage has
    been lost to the greedy scrapman.

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    Re: An actually used heirloom with later movement

    True. Fortunately so many were produced a few will survive.

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