1937 Elgin Vintage Art Deco Mens Watch with Gadrooned Lugs - 14K Rose & White Gold with Diamonds


Item No. 7732SH

For a hundred years, Elgin watches kept America on time and grew to the most prolific American watch manufacturer. Once worn by Buffalo Bill Cody, President Warren G. Harding, and Babe Ruth, the company's timepieces continue to be cherished as family heirlooms and special examples are avidly collected by those who appreciate American watches.

Today's offering showcases this handsome Art Deco style mens Elgin. It is suggestive of the glittering elegance associated with 1930's and 40's American high society. Its curved rose and white gold case has an elegant gadrooned design. And it has a stunning diamond Art Deco dial (face) and a fine Elgin movement.

It is a glittering watch with a regal style - it captured the essence of the rewards available to those who through hard work and dedication achieved a position of leadership in law, medicine, business.

It has all of its original parts and has just finished a true expertly done restoration. Our photos couldn't begin to capture its attractiveness.

The 14K rose and white gold case presents as just short of mint. The dial has been expertly restored by one of the leading dial experts in North America. The dial is bright and beautiful and matches well!

One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. It is quite clean. Photos of the inside available upon request.

For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new Teju lizard strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Included with the purchase is a full one-year warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.

If you are looking for an Art Deco diamond vintage wristwatch, don't miss this one. Modern watches don't match the charm and history of this original.

  • Manufacturer: Elgin
  • Country of origin: U.S.A.
  • Serial no.: 36,843,484
  • Year built: 1937
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes
  • Designed for: Men
  • Dimensions: Gadrooned, curved back, 20mm wide (excluding crown), 43mm long lug tip-to-tip, 8mm thick
  • Case material: 14K rose and white gold
  • Case markings (outside): 14K
  • Case markings (inside): 245,805
  • Case condition: Better than near mint with a few pin pricks on the sides and the slightest remnants of wear on the back. Presents beautifully on the wrist.
  • Dial: Salmon, signed Elgin, large diamond indexes, expertly restored. Despite what the photos seem to suggest a bit, the dial matches the case well.
  • Hands: White gold, original, "epees"
  • Movement type: Manually wound, Cal. 483, 18/0 size with 17 ruby jewels, 3/4 plate, going barrel, monometallic balance wheel. Extra heavy pillar plate, plate and bridges precious metal plated, soft line Butler finish. This movement was made in the final year of its production. The run it was part of was 2000 pieces. This caliber was produced from 1925 to 1937.
  • Movement markings: Elgin, 17 jewels, 36,843,484
  • Band: Teju lizard, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
  • Width between lugs: 16mm
  • Crystal type: Mineral glass, excellent condition
  • Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
  • Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity
  • Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee

We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our client's expectations throughout the buying experience.

All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail, and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier. International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.

The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed to be waterproof.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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