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A Question Concerning a Key Wind Case .............

Marty W

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I would like to find out what American make/model key wind movement would fit nicely into the case pictured below. All of my key winds have the cuvette hole on the 1 o'clock side so this has me thrown.

Any help most appreciated. Thanks,
MartyW
 

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Luis Casillas

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It's a standard keywind hunting case, so any standard movement will fit. The winding hole is in fact at 1 o'clock just like you expect—the trick is that this case's pendant is at 3 o'clock, not 12 like in the open-face cases you're comparing it to.

I have a few Elgin key winders in hunting cases like yours that illustrate this; here is an example:

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The movement here is just a standard Elgin keywind G.M. Wheeler. One of the neat things about key winding movements is that, unlike for most stem-wind movements, you don't need two different versions for open face and hunting; the casemaker just puts the winding hole in the right place relative to the pendant.
 
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