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Under the Dial – Elgin Watch Co. Grade 156 – 16-Size, Model 6, 21 Jewels, c.1909, Serial No. 13504069.

Similar to the Elgin Grade 155 that we studied recently, the Grade 156 features the same winding and setting mechanism patented by Charles P. Corliss in 1897. This video shows the simple action of the mechanism as the mode is shifted from winding to setting and back. Pendant-set watches offered desirable convenience over the lever-set watches that required opening the case or removing the bezel to set the watch.

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