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IHC Member 1357
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ELGIN CONVERTIBLE QUESTIONS

I have for a long time wanted one of these. Finally got one s/n 1076746=1882,15j,mod.2,grade 86,3 finger movement only,in the hunter mode. Need to get the movement to change to open-face. I did have a o/f case,hinged bezel and back that it fit after I changed the stem to female. It starts right up and is very accurate. Need a hour hand or full set.

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Posts: 4068 | Location: Carbon, Texas in the USA | Registered: January 24, 2010
IHC Member 1357
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case

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Posts: 4068 | Location: Carbon, Texas in the USA | Registered: January 24, 2010
IHC Member 1357
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movement

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Posts: 4068 | Location: Carbon, Texas in the USA | Registered: January 24, 2010
IHC Member 1876
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Nice watch Roger... Smile I bought one here on IHC several years ago, serial #6336006.(1896)
Excellent running watch, and a good looker.
They tend to be harder to find than you would thought.

Mark
 
Posts: 404 | Location: Austin, Texas USA | Registered: October 01, 2013
IHC Member 1876
Picture of Mark Clark
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Images from pocketwatchdatabase.com

PWD.com
 
Posts: 404 | Location: Austin, Texas USA | Registered: October 01, 2013
IHC Life Member
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Very nice watch, Roger.
Changing to open face is not too hard, and if it needs a cleaning it has to come apart anyway.
Send me your mailing address and I'll send an hour hand to Texas. We have to keep those convertibles running.
My email is in my profile info.

Steve
 
Posts: 676 | Location: Washington in the USA | Registered: May 23, 2010
IHC Member 1357
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Thanks Mark and Steven,like I said I have been looking for quite some time. Really would like the
21 jewel but that probably won't happen. Steven,your
offer is graciously accepted.
Regards
Roger
 
Posts: 4068 | Location: Carbon, Texas in the USA | Registered: January 24, 2010
IHC Life Member
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Roger,
Got the address, I'll get it out today!
You can send a donation to IHC 185 for what you think its worth.

Steve
 
Posts: 676 | Location: Washington in the USA | Registered: May 23, 2010
IHC Member 1357
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Thanks Steven and donation sent.
Roger
 
Posts: 4068 | Location: Carbon, Texas in the USA | Registered: January 24, 2010
IHC Member 1876
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Roger,
Did you see this on eBay? Didn’t know if you had interest or not, just thought I’d pass it on...

[eBay link sent in private eMail]

Mark
 
Posts: 404 | Location: Austin, Texas USA | Registered: October 01, 2013
IHC Member 1357
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Thanks Mark.

Roger
 
Posts: 4068 | Location: Carbon, Texas in the USA | Registered: January 24, 2010
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Stephen and Roger thank you both for your donations!

Smile
 
Posts: 4861 | Location: Northern Ohio in the U.S.A. | Registered: December 04, 2002
IHC Life Member
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No problem, Debbie, glad to help.

Steve
 
Posts: 676 | Location: Washington in the USA | Registered: May 23, 2010
IHC Member 1876
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Sorry for the improper post...

Mark
 
Posts: 404 | Location: Austin, Texas USA | Registered: October 01, 2013
IHC Member 2030
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Kudos to Dr. Debbie and Lindell for running the best site anywhere. I believe they know the legalities to protect the integrity of all of us.
Mike

Ps Mark, I have done it, like dropping a watch you will remember how to avoid Smile
 
Posts: 1107 | Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia in the USA | Registered: February 08, 2015
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Thanks Mark for your understanding - I sent Roger an eMail with that eBay link for his consideration.

Mike, thank you for your appreciation for all the behind-the-scenes work we do!

[Moving topic to our "Watch Repair Questions and Answers" section]

Wink
 
Posts: 4861 | Location: Northern Ohio in the U.S.A. | Registered: December 04, 2002
IHC Member 1357
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Well got the hour hand,thank you Steven, pulled the
old hands off,put on the hour hand no problem, put
on the minute hand and it snapped off!! Never have had that to happen.


Roger
 
Posts: 4068 | Location: Carbon, Texas in the USA | Registered: January 24, 2010
IHC Member 2075
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Ohh no Roger , are you saying the shaft snapped off ? I am familiar with that Frown
 
Posts: 1574 | Location: Maryland in the USA | Registered: June 04, 2015
IHC Life Member
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Roger,
I've had that happen myself. If you need another minute hand I'll send one, but don't break the second hand, I'm all out of them.
Let me know.

Steve
 
Posts: 676 | Location: Washington in the USA | Registered: May 23, 2010
IHC Member 1650
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Is it possible that you pushed the shaft out of the cannon pinion? Were you supporting the center of the setting wheel while pressing on the minute hand?

Just hoping for the best.
 
Posts: 348 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: November 17, 2011
IHC Member 1357
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Thanks guys, the minute hand just broke off at the base. Nothing more serious.
Steven email sent.

Roger
 
Posts: 4068 | Location: Carbon, Texas in the USA | Registered: January 24, 2010
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Follow the link below for our informative tutorial on how to reconfigure or "convert" an Elgin Convertible.

https://ihc185.infopop.cc/eve/f...76090143/m/704104924

I think you will find it helpful.

Smile
 
Posts: 4861 | Location: Northern Ohio in the U.S.A. | Registered: December 04, 2002
IHC Life Member
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Roger,
I'll get one in the mail today.
I was thinking of sending one with the hour hand, should have done it!

Steve
 
Posts: 676 | Location: Washington in the USA | Registered: May 23, 2010
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