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 utilized a mechanical digital display for the hours and minutes. They have a great futuristic yet vintage look.
This model is known in collecting circles as the Chevron because of the way the case appears to display the company's logo.
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.
The watch is all original down to the crown. Our watchmaker has freshly serviced the movement and installed an original new-old-stock crystal. Note that there was some wax on the crystal in the photos.
For the finishing touch we have installed a new high quality crocodile strap. Accompanying the watch is a vintage Speidel band that shows a calendar from 1974, which was on the watch when we acquired it.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
Manufacturer: Elgin National Watch Co.
Country of origin: U.S.A.
Year built: c. 1950's
Functions: Digital hours and minutes
Model: Direct Read, ref. 7775
Designed for: Men
Case material: 14K gold filled
Case markings (inside): Cased and Timed by Elgin National Watch Co., Watch Star Case Company, 14K Gold Filled
Case condition: Honest original condition. One dented area by 12 o'clock. One ding by 8 o'clock. Light scratches and wear throughout.
Dimensions: 31mm diameter (excluding the crown), 37mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Two revolving disks, original
Crystal type: Correct, new-old-stock. Note that there was some wax on the crystal in the photos.
Bands: 1. Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn; 2. Accompanying the watch is a vintage Speidel band that shows a calendar from 1974, which was on the watch when we acquired it.
Movement markings: Elgin, 21 Jewel, 719 Adj'd, USA
Serviced: Yes, cleaned and oiled. 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 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.