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Elgin 575
Serial #J404250

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Manufacturer Elgin
Grade 575
Serial Number J404250
Size 16s
Model 20
Jewel Count 15j
Setting Pendant
Finish Flat
Case Material Goldfilled
Case Manufacturer Star Watch Case Co.
Case Serial # 8787219
Case Details Cased and timed at Elgin factory.
Dial Material Enamel
Dial Type Single-Sunk
Dial Style Arabic
Dial Signing Name Elgin * dp
Dial Details The "dp" on the dial indicates the watch uses an Elgin "Durapower" mainspring made from "Elgiloy", which was essentially a cobalt alloy with excellent corrosion, high strength and temperature properties alloy spring and guaranteed not to or break. A remnant of ELGIN still exists today as Elgiloy Specialty Metals.

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Movement Markings Note: This model has simple regulator and no cap jewel on the second hand pivot. Adjusted to 4 positions.