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 very cool vintage direct read Lord Elgin. These futuristic watches which utilized a mechanical digital display for the hours and minutes were fully "American Made". They have a great futuristic yet vintage look.
The original Direct Read line, which consists of three versions including this one, is best known for its association with Elvis Presley. Elvis famously wore the rectangular version.
As the dimpled case suggests, this popular model is known as the "Golf Ball" model.
The word Lord in Lord Elgin signified Elgin's premium line of watches which featured higher jeweled movements and more desirable cases. The 21 jewel 6 adjustment caliber 719 movement is the highest grade movement used in the direct read Elgin watches.
It is original down to both hour and minute disks which often aren't. The only replacement part is the winding crown. Its movement has been recently cleaned and oiled, and we have installed a new-old-stock crystal.
For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new crocodile strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
Manufacturer: Elgin National Watch Co.
Country of origin: U.S.A.
Year built: c. 1950's
Model: Direct Read
Functions: Digital hours and minutes
Designed for: Men
Case material: 10K gold filled and stainless steel
Case condition: Good condition with moderate wear and slivers of gold-wear through on the edges of lugs.
Dimensions: 31mm diameter (excluding the crown), 37mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Two revolving disks, original
Crystal type: Correct new-old-stock
Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
Movement markings: Elgin, 21 Jewel, 717 Adj'd, USA
Serviced: Recently cleaned and oiled.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
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.