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    Default Elgin Lever Set 1884 Stolen

    I am still mourning the loss of my great great grandfather's Elgin lever set pocket watch. A large heavy watch in a sylized shell hunting case. Purchased in Chicago after returning from silver mining in the west in 1884. It is engraved M. Hunt and 1884 on the front. It was stolen by my cleaning lady's daughter who came to "help" one day. I suspect it was sold for drug money as the heroin epidemic is rampant here. I don't expect to see it again but one never knows.

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    Default Re: Elgin Lever Set 1884 Stolen (By: BobH53)

    Hi Bob,
    I'm going to move your post to the Lost or Stolen section. I'll leave a redirect here for one month, so pocketwatch collectors will also see it.

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    Default Re: Elgin Lever Set 1884 Stolen (By: BobH53)

    Hi, Bob.
    Stolen collections can often be found thousands of miles away from where they were stolen. Individual watches are likely to remain in the general area where they were stolen. Where in the US would that be?
    Living life at eight beats per minute.

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    Question Re: Elgin Lever Set 1884 Stolen (By: BobH53)

    Would you happen to know the movement and case serial numbers?
    Kent
    That guy down in Georgia

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    Default Re: Elgin Lever Set 1884 Stolen (By: MartinM)

    The watch disappeared in northern Vermont in Orleans County.

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