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    Man, I love that balance wheel.


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    Very nice. My dad's Elgin automatic got me into watches.

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    Re: thoughts about my new elgin

    I love old pocket watches.

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    Are you going to get it restored? Hands are not original, right?

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    i find pocket watches very attractive.
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    right, im searching for somebody to make a wrist style case for that watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trekbonita View Post
    right, im searching for somebody to make a wrist style case for that watch.
    Call up Vortic Watch Co., I hear they do custom stuff like that for not too much cash.

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    I don't know how much it costs to make a wrist watch out of a 12s pocket watch movement, but a couple points...

    First, this is an open face movement (winds at 12:00). That means that you'll need a new dial that puts it at 3:00, and the sub-seconds dial at 9:00. You can find hunter case movements (winds at 3:00, sub seconds at 6:00) in the same size.

    Second, this is Elgin's lowest grade of 12s movement, with 7 jewels. They also made them in 15, 17, 19, 21, and 23 jewels. There are A LOT of the 15 and 17 jewel versions out there, which are not only prettier, but also more durable, and less likely to have ovalized pivot holes which would make accuracy difficult to achieve.

    Third, the steel parts that should be shiny look dull, possibly corroded. If they are, it'll take a LOT of work to make them look good, probably more in time and effort than it would cost to get another movement. Also, if they're rusted, the hairspring might be rusted, and if it is you'll never get good performance out of it.
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    The other thing is that this movement requires a case that has a stem and sleeve as part of the case, so you need to take that into consideration.
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