1951 Lord Elgin with Enameled Bezel Vintage Men's Watch. This was one of Elgin's most popular and enduring models. They were made from 1950 until at least 1956, and you'll find them with three generations of movements. Elgin made some really cool watches back in the 1950s, and the ones with enameled bezels were some of the coolest.
This American-made, 21-jewel, 680 calibre Lord Elgin movement has been cleaned, (every part disassembled, every part cleaned and inspected) and keeps excellent time, coming to within 1 minute of a precise digital watch over a 24-hour period. This movement is highly accurate and dependable.. Serial Number 344320 matches the Elgin factory records that this watch was manufactured in 1951
Housed in an 14k gold-filled round case with a original untouched black-enamel bezel, A completely unique design with its hour markers outside the dial. The gold bars on the bezel separate the enamel into compartments and serve as hour markers (please see the pictures). And the back case is in gorgeous condition - it looks like liquid gold in the sunlight. Measuring about 29mm (1 1/8") across, including the crown, and about 40mm (1 1/2") from lug tip to lug tip.,
The dial is gold tone minimalist-style, dial restored to original condition. The dial also has two black-enamel Elgin signatures: an arched 'LORD ELGIN' under the '12', and a black-enamel Elgin 'Durapower' symbol, both contributing to the harmony of the design (one reason that this dial is such a pleasure to look at is that the 'Durapower' logo is set in the same position in the sub-second dial as the '12' is in the larger dial; another reason is that the sub-second dial markers lie outside the sub-second dial, just as the hour markers lie outside the honeycombed larger dial). This mirroring gives dial a really nice symmetry.
The three dauphine shape blue steel hands are all in excellent shape and the second hand has a baton-shape. And protecting the dial and hands is a mint vintage NOS crystal we installed.
BAND - The Lord Elgin also comes with a new black leather band.
Lord Elgin (1951) Enamel Bizel