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Ebay Elgin watch grade "349" ??

Brad Maisto

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I?m curious to know if anyone else saw the Elgin, supposedly grade 349, 18S Elgin watch on Ebay yesterday, item #1692625085? I thought the Grade 349 was or is a full-plate movement, this watch on Ebay was a ?Veritas? model 9 that looked more like a grade 239, which would be right by the serial number listing for Elgin watches? I?m by no means an expert, but this seemed to be an obvious ?strange? watch.
Thanks, Brad Maisto, Secretary Chapter 18 in ?warm? Indiana
 

Brad Maisto

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I?m curious to know if anyone else saw the Elgin, supposedly grade 349, 18S Elgin watch on Ebay yesterday, item #1692625085? I thought the Grade 349 was or is a full-plate movement, this watch on Ebay was a ?Veritas? model 9 that looked more like a grade 239, which would be right by the serial number listing for Elgin watches? I?m by no means an expert, but this seemed to be an obvious ?strange? watch.
Thanks, Brad Maisto, Secretary Chapter 18 in ?warm? Indiana
 

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Brad:

While not common. these show up from time to time. S/N 16,278,193 from the same run is also marked "No. 349" and appeared in the February 1988 NAWCC Bulletin on page 64. Some other examples are S/N's

15,574,513 grade 239
15,644,560 grade 390
15,644,721 grade 390

Kent
 

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