Pocket watch find - worth pursuing?
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    Pocket watch find - worth pursuing?

    Phase 2 of the clean out of my late father's gun safe yielded a number of new watch finds, including the pocket watches shown below. On the face of it, might any of these be of particular interest or worth posting movement or case shots? I've been able to get all but the Hamilton open.

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    Definitely worth the effort. Especially the Elgins.
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    The military Elgin is very cool.

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    Curious of what is in the South Bend. It is like a surprise opening a case with an unknown movement.
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    I typed the Elgin serial numbers into the pocketwatchdatabase.com search engine, and both showed up as high quality grade 581 movements from 1943. So your father definitely had good taste, and I wouldn't be surprised if the other watches are also interesting.
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    Just sent you a pm. Bernie

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    Re: Pocket watch find - worth pursuing?

    Quote Originally Posted by thoth View Post
    Curious of what is in the South Bend. It is like a surprise opening a case with an unknown movement.
    Here's the insides of the South Bend.

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    Re: Pocket watch find - worth pursuing?

    Lovely Elgins
    Have a great day!!!

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