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    Making an Elgin marriage watch...

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Size:  13.5 KB Wondering if this is a good choice. I know how to convert it, it's simply the matter of finding a suitable case. The watch is a 0s Elgin (not entirely sure how many lignes that is). If anyone has a suggestion, feel free to share it!

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    Re: Making an Elgin marriage watch...

    Convert from 'what to what' and why?
    NEVER ARGUE WITH AN IDIOT. FIRST THEY WILL DRAG YOU DOWN TO THEIR LEVEL. THEN, THEY WILL BEAT YOU WITH EXPERIENCE.

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    Re: Making an Elgin marriage watch...

    From Pocket watch to wrist watch. It's too small as well and the case is too delicate for me to casually wear when I want to. I'm afraid that the engravings on the case will eventually wear off if I continue to use it.
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    Re: Making an Elgin marriage watch...

    Personally to me it is a ludicrous idea.
    Why not convert it into a car clock?
    But if it makes you happy, its fine.
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    Re: Making an Elgin marriage watch...

    If it's 0s, then in theory you can search for vintage 0s wristwatch cases. Of course, most of the ones you'll find will already have movements in them. If you're looking for a new case, you're kinda in the wrong forum; the watchmakers forum might have some leads. For the time and effort though, you're probably farther ahead to look for existing 0s wrist watches from the 20's or 30's.
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    Re: Making an Elgin marriage watch...

    Quote Originally Posted by AbslomRob View Post
    If it's 0s, then in theory you can search for vintage 0s wristwatch cases. Of course, most of the ones you'll find will already have movements in them. If you're looking for a new case, you're kinda in the wrong forum; the watchmakers forum might have some leads. For the time and effort though, you're probably farther ahead to look for existing 0s wrist watches from the 20's or 30's.
    Seems like a good idea. I'll give it a shot!

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