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Bought a 1891 Elgin Convertible, 15j Grade 50 this weekend

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RE: Bought a 1891 Elgin Convertible, 15j Adjusted Grade 50 this weekend

This watch is one more for my Elgin Bucket list.
I have come very close to purchasing one of these 16 size Adjusted Convertible Elgin watches
many times but haven't. I've looked at the Grade 50, and the Grade 86.
Some of the others are way out of my price range(like the beautiful Grade 91 and 72).

This weekend I saw this watch on Ebay with a
nice chain and fob(s). It wasn't listed as a convertible, or a grade 50.
It had slid under the radar. It was sitting at $30.00, and it was
everything I wanted. It was in it's original case, had a glass crystal, and had beautiful hands.
The fob is also very nice, one seems to be a wrench, and the other
a graduation fob from the University of Detroit 1925. I ended up getting it
for $45.00. It shows that a little patience pays off.
The seller's story is that it belonged to their great grandfather and it was worn again
by their grandfather when he graduated from the University of Detroit in 1925." 308650.jpg 308651.jpg 308649.jpg 308652.jpg 308653.jpg 308654.jpg 308655.jpg
 
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Very, very nice pick-up. I have always liked the grade 50 but only have a movement in my collection (and in need of some restoration). Because they take a larger case it is great that yours came complete and original.
 

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That's a real beauty Rob. Looks like you got a KILLER deal. I love the chain, fob and LOVE the wrench T bar.
Congrats on the nice find!

Mike
 

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That's a real beauty Rob. Looks like you got a KILLER deal. I love the chain, fob and LOVE the wrench T bar.
Congrats on the nice find!
Mike
Thanks Mike, Jerry and Dave for the good words!
Until you just said it, I didn't realize that the wrench was the T bar.



Rob
 

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I picked up this 1891 Elgin 50 convertible (the one from the beginning of this thread) this morning from my watch repairer.
It's always a great feeling getting one back.
The chips don't bother me on the dial, it's an all original watch that stayed in the family.
The case is very heavy, maybe the heaviest 16s case I have

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One to be proud of with the plus of knowing its history.
Love to see another Elgin convertible finding an excellent home.

Beautiful watch Rob!
 

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She sure did clean up nicely Rob!
Congrats on finding a fine convertible.

Mike
 

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