Elgin #4855, in a 17oz case

yellow_sub

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I know there's a B.W. Raymond thread but I thought others may be interested in seeing the case too. Also, just to clear up the question about switching the case it was in, the case had other screw marks on it and was clearly not the original one to the movement. So here is how I purchased it.
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And now heres the new case. The other watch in the pictures is an 18s G.M Wheeler just for a size comparison.
DSC00828.JPG DSC00829.JPG The case can be found online, it's not a full custom one, but I believe it was a run of only 12 made. It's made of Monel-K and the movement fit right in with no additional modifications. It's 109mm from the bottom to the top of the bow, 72mm across and just shy of 30mm thick. The case alone weighs 17oz but I havent had a chance to weigh it with the movement in there yet. There's 2 jewels in the case for the bow to prevent it from wearing out over time like we often see with larger cases. If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask. Thanks for looking.
 

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I know there's a B.W. Raymond thread but I thought others may be interested in seeing the case too. Also, just to clear up the question about switching the case it was in, the case had other screw marks on it and was clearly not the original one to the movement. So here is how I purchased it.
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And now heres the new case. The other watch in the pictures is an 18s G.M Wheeler just for a size comparison.
View attachment 598007 View attachment 598008 The case can be found online, it's not a full custom one, but I believe it was a run of only 12 made. It's made of Monel-K and the movement fit right in with no additional modifications. It's 109mm from the bottom to the top of the bow, 72mm across and just shy of 30mm thick. The case alone weighs 17oz but I havent had a chance to weigh it with the movement in there yet. There's 2 jewels in the case for the bow to prevent it from wearing out over time like we often see with larger cases. If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask. Thanks for looking.
Surely it comes with suspenders and a back brace?
 

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Show us a photo of it in your hand.:) I think it's a clock now.;)


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You can always use it as a shield if you find yourself under attack!
 

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I know it's been a while but I took a couple more pics of it. In my hand, as requested and also weighed it at work. Came to 539 grams or exactly 19oz. Still haven't worn it or even figured out what chain I want to have made for it.
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À chacun son goût. Your massive Elgin is impressive, yellow_sub, but I generally prefer my pocket watches to be
  • light, like this 21gram aluminum V&C, 44.3mm in diameter, less than 1/25th the weight of your Elgin
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  • thin, like this 3mm Cartier, 1/10th thickness of your Elgin
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  • small, like this 23mm Touchon, less than 1/3d the diameter of your Elgin
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  • and, elegant, which I think these three watches are.
 
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