1952 Vintage Elgin Shockmaster Watch

My longtime favorite U.S. watch firm is the Elgin National Watch Company. I think highly of Elgin, because they made a fine product at a reasonable price with great looks.

This Elgin wristwatch is Quadruple-signed and has a 10K yellow gold filled top and a stainless back (for longevity and hypo-allergenic properties). The case is 25mm x 25mm not including lugs or the crown.

The mechanism is a clean, manual wind movement durapower, signed ELGIN USA, 19 JEWELS, ADJ'D, [Grade] 732. The inside of the case lid is signed Cased and Timed by Elgin National Watch Co., Star Watch Case Company, This watch has been fully disassembled, cleaned, oiled and regulated to ensure it winds and sets smoothly and keeps accurate time.

This watch has an unbreakable mainspring that Elgin developed for watches that needed to be used on a daily basis with virtually trouble-free power delivery. They called it "Durapower" and used a logo for it that you can see just under the Elgin name. The "Shockmaster" appellation, that you can see just above the seconds bit, refers to special "kif" springs that were used to lessen any blows that occurred under daily operation.

The 100% original, untouched silver, satin enamel finished dial is in excellent condition, guaranteed untouched since it left the factory over 60 years ago. It features with concentric raised triangles which is near impossible for professional restoration to duplicate. Raised gold Arabic numerals, original gold metal Dauphine-style hands and a sub-seconds dial with sweep original gold seconds hand. Signed ELGIN below the 12. The Elgin is fitted on a new 19mm brown Hadley Roma hand crafted calf leather strap with matching gold buckle.

If you want a nice vintage Elgin that will give you service for years to come then this may be the watch for you.

A 3 month layaway option is available. There is no restocking fee or cancellation fee's if things don't work out. A complete refund of payments upon cancellation.

Vintage watches tend to be smaller. Please be sure that you are familiar with the sizes of vintage timepieces and check the measurements given.

Item ID: 1211


Gender: Male, Age Group: Adult, Color: 10K gold fill, Size: 25mm x 25mm not including lugs or the crown

$195 USD

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Ken Whited, San Diego, CA   

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