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    Elgin Rare Fancy Dial Convertible in Gold Hunters Case Consisting of Five Lids, circa 1887
    Case: 18k yellow gold, 16 size, 52 mm, # 460253, engine turned outer lids with blank crest on the front, coin edge to the rim, front and back covers are fitted with "hidden" secondary lids each of which is set with snap on gold 36 mm bezels which can hold photos, gold inner cuvette, five lids total
    Dial: porcelain, yellow at center, silver Arabic numerals on maroon and gold circle frames, outer red five minute numerals, gold Louis XIV hands, gold minute dots, colorful accents at center
    Movement: nickel, adjusted, 15 jewels, damaskeened, convertible model, # 2305584
    Signed: dial and movement signed Elgin Nat'l Watch Co. case signed B.W.C.Co.
    Note: the lot is accompanied by a 14k white and rose gold link chain measuring 13-1/2 inches, completed by a swivel and swing ring


    Condition Report*: Type: Elgin Convertible Fancy Dial with Rare Five Lid Gold Hunters Case
    Model: nickel, 3/4 plate
    Dial: yellow center, silver numerals, maroon backgrounds
    Hands; gold filigree
    Metal: 18k gold
    Gram Weight: case is 164.1, chain is 10.8
    Case No: 460253
    Case Info: five lids, outer engine turned, two hidden picture
    Case Width: 16 size, 52 mm
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: 15 jewel, nickel # 2305584, adjusted, safety pinion, lever setting
    Circa: 1886
    Condition: movement good, running, dial very very good, case heavy and good with some wear to outer engine turned patterns, hinges are good, one inner lid with opening scratches,chain in good condition
    Notes: The 14k gold chain alternates rose and white gold engraved bar links and measures 13 1/2 inches.
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    December, 2008
    8th-10th Monday-Wednesday
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