14kt yellow gold-filled decorative case
After market brown leather strap
Year of production
1929 (based on serial #)
Elgin Gold Tone Tonneau Mechanical Watch
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This vintage watch is in very good working condition. Our vintage watches have been serviced by a professional watch expert. Due to the age of this watch, Watch Again Watches does not guarantee that this watch is waterproof or water resistant. We recommend that you do not place any vintage watch in water as it may damage the mechanism and/or bring condensation inside the watch.
Vintage watches also have to be well taken care of and serviced to maintain its proper functioning. We have done our best to offer you a Vintage watch in excellent condition that will be enjoyed by you for years to come. You are welcome to contact us for more information on any watch we sell.
- Keystone 30mm Tonneau 14kt yellow gold-filled decorative watch case
- Luminous Arabic numerals
- Luminous blued steel squelette hands
- Sub seconds dial located at the 6 o'clock position
- American made Elgin National Watch Co.
- Grade: 464, model 2
- 15 jewels
- Moseley regulator mechanical movement
Elgin watch company was launched in 1864, soon after the Civil War. In 1867, the first clock was produced and placed at the BW Raymond railway station. During the next 100 years the company had released over 60 million clocks and watches. Elgin company presented its first wrist watch in 1910, and had come to the fore in the American watch market. Initially, the company was known as National Watch Company. But the brand hasn't maintained this name, and in 1874, it was renamed Elgin National Watch Company. The company has contributed to the development of the elegant accessories, and the customers all over the world called these models “watches by Elgin”. This name had been widely known till 1960. In this year the company halted the watch production and changed its name to Elgin National Industries.
Elgin was the first company, that began to develop pocket watches with the porcelain dials and the interchangeable movement parts. Till 1850, the watches had been produced mainly by hand. But the members of Elgin company realized, that there were great prospects of producing the high-quality watches at the affordable prices. Having adopted this concept, the company got involved in the production of factory-made parts instead of hand-made elements. Elgin watches have never been considered elite products, but these models have taken its honorable place in the middle price bracket in the watch market.
Up to the present day, many watch fans buy Elgin models for their private collections, as the company has released such a great number of watches and interchangeable watch parts, that you can easily repair even the oldest model by Elgin. So, after a century, one can use any Elgin watch but very carefully. They say, a mechanical watch cannot compete in its precision with a quartz one, that is why there is a widely-spread opinion, that nothing is better than a quartz watch. At the present time you can buy Elgin watches in the specialty stores and antique shops.