Yet another awaiting care & attention!
This was gifted by a kind friend knowing I had a passion for such & would probably salvage? it, as she had no use for it.
In transpires her father acquired it before WWII from a relative who took it with him, conscripted, to France during WW1, happily both survived unharmed (physically).
My kind friend inherited the watch when her father passed, only to be then placed in a drawer.
Now with me an 1903 Elgin Sidewinder Railroad PW, 7 jewel, going barrel lever escapement with Breguet overcoil hairspring, housed in an Silveroid (Nickel Silver) case.
First appearance, as many of mine arrive, not pretty.
Movement not too bad, & functioning well, probably due to the tight screw back (& bezel) protecting it.
Crystal was stubborn, so left to soak, with bezel, in acetone for 20 minutes.
After a lot of cleaning & NOS crystal.
Thanks to the good folk at Elgin have been able to find out quite a bit about this particular timepiece.
It's a Grade 207, model 4, class 61, with Hunting movement.
This particular timepiece being number 37 of a run of 53.
Can now make out (just) the embossed locomotive on case back...
The to do list isn't getting any shorter though
Thanks for looking