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WNS-MCTY-3034 - Lord Elgin - 14K GF - Large Tank - Dial Close Up View

Case: A "Drivers Style" 14K Gold Filled Case and Snap On Back Cover featuring grooved Hooded Lugs and a matching stretch band.  It is 22 mm across - 36 mm lug-to-lug. The inside of the pop off back cover is marked D & A, Cased and Timed by Elgin National Watch Co., 14K Gold Filled and the serial number D07330. It has a domed crown at the 3 o'clock position.

Dial: Excellent overall conditioned Bone White Background, marked Lord Elgin. The Arabic Hour Markers mark the 12, 3 and 9 o'clock positions (the 3 and 9 positions are highlighted by a gold diamond shape. Applied pyramid shaped hour markers mark the 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10 and 11 o'clock positions. The Dauphine hour and minute hands are gold toned. The seconds sub-dial is at the 6 o'clock position.

Movement: A super clean movement marked Elgin 670 U.S.A., 21 Jewels, Adj'd, and the serial number K773827 (which dates this piece to 1953.)

Strap: A Champion, 14K Gold Filled Caps, Stainless Steel Back Stretch Bracelet. It matches the Case and is Original to this piece.

Comments: his piece is a very nice Post-Deco/Modern era watch. It features a very ornately designed case, eye-catching dial, clear like-new curved crystal,  and a high quality 21 Jewel adjusted movement. It is running fine and keeping good time.

Item ID: WNS-MCTY-3034


Brief History of the Elgin Watch Company:                  

    

The Elgin National Watch Company was founded in 1864 in Elgin, Illinois on 35 acres of land that was donated by the city. Elgin is known for their innovative watch making designs and especially for their reliable movements. After making millions of watches in the United States in over 100 years of operation the last American-made watch was manufactured in 1968. Unquestionably, vintage Elgin watches are held with high regard among watch collectors around the world.


Lord Elgin - Post-Deco/Early Modern era design - 14K Gold Filled Case - Original Matching Stretch Bracelet - High Quality 21 Jewel Mechanical Wind Movement - (circa 1953)

WNS-MCTY-3034 - Lord Elgin - 14K GF - Large Tank - Full Front View

WNS-MCTY-3034 - Lord Elgin - 14K GF - Large Tank - Full Left Front View

WNS-MCTY-3034 - Lord Elgin - 14K GF - Large Tank - Full Right Front View