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    Re: How to remove the back of this elgin pocket watch converstion

    Quote Originally Posted by dotdotdot View Post
    Usually I am in this same boat. I have over 10 100% original elgins from 1930 and before.
    Like I said, my favorite watch is the elgin avigo and I am a complete purist when it comes to that.

    For some reason this one caught my...don't even really know why haha.

    Just gotta get this stupid back off for some peace of mind!
    Then its good to me.
    I also have some great Elgins - my greatest 1918 with ofset crown at 1.30. Fantastic
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    Re: How to remove the back of this elgin pocket watch converstion

    LOL
    This thread (now 5 pages) is reminding me of the saying - 'How many men does it take to change a light bulb?'

    LOL
    Here is my 1918 Elgin with rare offset crown at 1.30. This is not a pocket watch with lugs mounted offset. This is a custom made case with crown at 1.30. Yet how many are ever appearing?

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    Re: How to remove the back of this elgin pocket watch converstion

    I understand "It's your watch and if you like it, fine" but these threads often become references for people browsing for information. And there are 100 times more people doing that than regularly posting.

    We doing the browsing guests no favors by not pointing out what these watches actually are - mung jobs.

    That's my story and I'm sticking to it
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    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: How to remove the back of this elgin pocket watch converstion

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    I understand "It's your watch and if you like it, fine" but these threads often become references for people browsing for information. And there are 100 times more people doing that than regularly posting.

    We doing the browsing guests no favors by not pointing out what these watches actually are - mung jobs.

    That's my story and I'm sticking to it
    It was pointed out at least 10 times so I think that was covered.
    And people searching for answers are going to be searching about "how to remove the back off of a watch" and get a thread full of people repeating the fact that the watch I posted pics of is a redial. Which has absolutely nothing to do with what I initially asked....and thanks my story and I'm sticking to it.

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    Re: How to remove the back of this elgin pocket watch converstion

    Quote Originally Posted by dotdotdot View Post
    It was pointed out at least 10 times so I think that was covered.
    And people searching for answers are going to be searching about "how to remove the back off of a watch" and get a thread full of people repeating the fact that the watch I posted pics of is a redial. Which has absolutely nothing to do with what I initially asked....and thanks my story and I'm sticking to it.
    It if was only a redial you would not have seen the reaction you did. It is not.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: How to remove the back of this elgin pocket watch converstion

    If i was a mod, I would now close this thread.
    Its all been covered
    Lets move on
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    Re: How to remove the back of this elgin pocket watch converstion

    Quote Originally Posted by HOROLOGIST007 View Post
    If i was a mod, I would now close this thread.
    Its all been covered
    Lets move on
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    Good advice! Closed.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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