1950's Lord Elgin Direct Read "Chevron" Digital Jump Hour Watch - 14K Gold Filled

Elgin National Watch Co.

Item No. 5742

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 original down and in excellent condition. The only replacement part is one of the jump hour disks. Our watchmaker has freshly cleaned and oiled the movement and installed an original new-old-stock crystal.

Note that we left the patina on the case. If you would like it removed we can do that for you.

For the finishing touch we have installed a new high quality crocodile strap.

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 attesting to its performance.

  • 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: Very good - honest original condition. Light scratches and wear throughout with no significant wear through as is often the case with these.
  • Dimensions: 31mm diameter (excluding the crown), 37mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Two revolving disks, one original and one a replacement
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, correct, new-old-stock
  • Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
  • 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.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
  • Warranty: 1-year 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; 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.

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


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