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https://pocketwatchdatabase.com/sear...elgin/28053436

Will need to get the case lug repaired and looks like it has a loose cannon pinion. .

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Love it, Tony...are those dates scrawled on the left servicing dates? It's cool, either way.
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Excellent example of what watches were often used for - this one appears to be a 25th year of someone's aviation career. Apparently this may have been inscribed on an existing timepiece? Another piece of someone's history that remains past his (apparent) lifetime.

Somewhat the worse for wear - the soft case metal shows honest wear - ads character to a beautiful timepiece. Enjoy it Tony - looks like this one will also clean up well ...

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Excellent example of what watches were often used for - this one appears to be a 25th year of someone's aviation career. Apparently this may have been inscribed on an existing timepiece? Another piece of someone's history that remains past his (apparent) lifetime.

Somewhat the worse for wear - the soft case metal shows honest wear - ads character to a beautiful timepiece. Enjoy it Tony - looks like this one will also clean up well ...

Happy New Year
Sorry, Mikie... the pilot marking refers to the case grade and the 25 years to the warranty for the gold plate..
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Love it, Tony...are those dates scrawled on the left servicing dates? It's cool, either way.
Quite likely to be service dates..
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After searching the interweb on how to 'tighten' the cannon pinion I happened on a post where a person had used a small pair of nail clippers.. so I found a suitable needle in my wife's sewing kit to go inside the cannon pinion while I gently used the nail clippers to do the adjustment.. the cannon pinion 'snapped' nicely back into place after the 'surgery' and now checking the timing..
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