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WNS-ATQ-1011 - Elgin - Transitional - circa 1903 - Full Front View

Case: The 10K Yellow Gold Filled round shaped fancily engraved and hinged gold case measures 46 mm across (51 mm including the crown) and 50 mm (wire lug to wire lug.)  It is 9 mm thick.  The crown is located at the 3 o'clock position.  The back of the screw down case has fancy engravings.  The inside of the screw down back cover is marked Illinois Watch Case Co., Elgin, Guaranteed 25 Years and the number 3304139.

Dial: The near mint round porcelain dial has a white color background with script type Roman numerals and features a beautiful example of the antique-style single sunk 60 seconds sub-dials with a black hand and a 60 seconds scale around its outer edge.  

The hour markers are script type black colored Roman numerals at all 12 positions.  There is a 60 minutes scale at the edge of the dial and it features red colored Arabic numerals at every 5 minute increment (from 5 to 60.)

The antique-style hour and minutes hands are black in color.  

The crystal is flat on the surface and straight at the sides and is raised 1 mm above the case. 

It is marked Elgin below the 12 o'clock position.


Movement: Mechanical Wind with ornate engravings and marked Elgin Nat'l. Watch Co. U.S.A. Safety Pinion and the serial number 10490683 (which dates this watch to 1903.) Strap: Brand new 18 mm genuine leather that is a light brown color and sewn with white thread around the edges with a "saddle leather look." It has a gold tone buckle.

Comments: Here is a turn-of-the-twentieth-century (1900s) transitional 10Kt. gold filled Elgin wire lug wristwatch.  With the overall size, hinged case and age I think it is safe to say this is a transitional (pocket to wristwatch) piece.

For a watch almost 100 years old it is in stunningly near mint condition--and what is more amazing is it keeps very accurate time.  This is a very impressive timepiece!

Item ID: WNS-ATQ-1011

Elgin - Transitional 10K Gold Filled Fancy Engraved Wristwatch with a Porcelain Dial and a Large Sunken Sub-Dial in Fantastic Condition - (circa 1903)

WNS-ATQ-1011 - Elgin - Transitional - circa 1903 - Full Left Front View

WNS-ATQ-1011 - Elgin - Transitional - circa 1903 - Full Right Front View

WNS-ATQ-1011 - Elgin - Transitional - circa 1903 - Movement View