- Gender: Women's
- Number of Jewels: 15 Jewels
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Watch Shape: Rectangle
- Style: Dress/Formal
- Case Color: 14k Solid White Gold
- Case Material: 14k Solid White Gold
- Movement: Mechanical (Hand-winding)
- Band Material: Genuine Leather
- Features: 14k Solid Gold
- Year of Manufacture: 1920-1929
- Case Finish: Polished & Engraved
- Band Type: Two-Piece Strap
- MPN: Does Not Apply
- Band Color: Black
- Age: 1927
- Age Group: Adult
- Display: Analog
- Lug Width: 10mm
- Brand: Elgin
- Case Size: 30mm x 17mm
- Serial Number: 29,920,473
- Face Color: Ivory
I am very pleased to offer for sale the following vintage ladies timepiece from the Elgin firm, a 14 karat solid white gold example that dates to ca 1927. This watch is in excellent condition, complete with beautiful enameling on all sides of its bezel – look at those volutes!
Its wire lug, rectangular case measures 30mm end to end and 17mm in width (19.5mm with original winding crown). In inches this is 1-3/16” long by 5/8” wide and it is fitted on a 10mm wide genuine crocodile strap. It will fit a wrist 6 inches to 7-1/4 inches. My trusted and skilled watchmaker David has fully serviced its original 15 Jewel, manual wind Elgin USA mechanism, ensuring it winds and sets smoothly while keeping accurate time.
The ivory color, matte enamel finished dial is in excellent condition and without flaw, the original that has been professionally restored (re-enameled) to its correct status. It features black enamel numbers, original blue steel Fuseaux-style hands a unique 60 minute inner track border that goes inside the numbers and out. Signed ELGIN below the 12.
The solid glass crystal is in excellent shape. The 14 Karat Solid White Gold case is pristine, finely engraved and enameled around the bezel with NO wear. The matching and original winding crown is excellent, winding and setting smoothly.
Turning the watch over I note that the 14k solid gold back lid is in excellent shape with no wear – it is tastefully monogrammed from one person to another, as shown.
Inside is a clean (Grade 484, 18/0 Size) movement, signed ELGIN USA - 15 JEWELS with serial number #29,920,473 – dating it to ca 1927. Inside of the case lid is stamped KEYSTONE CO. 14K - 2164540.
Fully serviced by my watchmaker, this timepiece winds and sets smoothly while keeping accurate time. It comes fitted with a previously worn 10mm deBeer Paris genuine crocodile black strap. A pristine 1927 Elgin American watch that retailed for $70 when first sold – equal to just over $1000 in today’s dollars.
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