|Model:||Honey Comb dial|
|Material:||14K gold filled|
|Size - diameter excluding winding crown:||30mm|
|Size - length including lugs:||37.5mm|
Lovely 14K gold filled Elgin from 1950 with a lovely creamy Honey Comb dial. The watch has a second sub dial at 6 o’clock. The hands are in gold with Lancette style. The outside bezel is black and really brings a beautiful aesthetic to the watch. The back case comes with engraved inside “Cased and timed by Elgin National Co –Wadsworth– 14K Gold filled – 4811 – F969554”. It is a manual winding movement with caliber 680 and 21 jewels #K903916. The watch comes with a brand new black calfskin strap. Width between lugs is 16mm.
The National Watch Co was founded in 1864 in Elgin, Illinois. In 1876, the company could produce more than 2000 movements and complete watches in six days or 60 hours. Elgin was the favorite graduation gift. Elgin women’s wristwatches came in 1912 and men’s in 1916. Then the Art Deco period had a large impact on the Elgin brand. From 1920 to 1928, Elgin produced 1 million movements each year. After the Second World War, the company started to go down hill and came to an end in 1966 with the demolition of the emblem, a prominent clock tower.
Elgin Manual winding movement with caliber 680 with 21 jewels, 18,000 A/h and 58 hours and #K903916.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 30mm
Length including lugs: 37.5mm