1954 Elgin Freemont

By on 3-19-2016 in 681 Movement

1954 Elgin Freemont

The Fremont uses the 681, 19 jewel movement.  The case, 5733 is 10k gold filled.

When it arrived, the dial has years of accumulated crud on it.  I used lemon juice to remove most of it.  While not perfect, it is much better than it was.  I sealed it with a coat of clear coat.

The movement had winding and setting issues.  I swapped gears from a parts 680 movement and got it working.

Additionally, I installed a new glass crystal.

While not a perfect specimen, the decorated flared lugs made it a keeper in my book.

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