Elgin 12 size hunter in original Star case.

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    Elgin 12 size hunter in original Star case.

    Never respected Star cases much. Saw mostly with cheap w.w. and ordinary p.w. They provided a good one to help Elgin sell the many 12s hunter mvnts. nobody wanted. Bought today this one. Not expensively.
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    Re: Elgin 12 size hunter in original Star case.

    Looks like a re-cased and redialed hunter movement. Could have been originally sold as seen to move old stock. The grade 314 movement dates to approx. 1927 and the case and dial style are correct for that time frame.

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    Re: Elgin 12 size hunter in original Star case.

    Appreciate Ron identifying movement and age. Case and movement both look new. At that time were not the 12s Elgins normally sold with cases? The hunter dial not from Elgin?

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    Re: Elgin 12 size hunter in original Star case.

    Confirmed by looking in Shugart price guide this a 10 size mvt. made only as a hunter with 15j maximum. This 1928 should have been a good competitor to the Wadsworth g.f. cased Gruen Semithin of the same time. Back plate for Gruen 36.7mm. Elgin 36.5mm consistent with the difference between 10s Elgin and 17 ligne Gruen.

    If a buyer in 1928, it would have been a difficult choice between these 2 at same price, but the 17j Gruen in Wadsworth Ultra case would have cost more.
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