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Art Deco ELGIN 17 J, 720 Stainless Wristwatch -- Black Dial, 1950s

Art Deco ELGIN 17 J, 720 Stainless Wristwatch -- Black Dial, 1950s

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$110.00

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • Favorited by: 6 people
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Description

Excuse me, do you have the time of day?

Art Deco Black Dial Elgin stainless steel wristwatch, runs smoothly and looks beautiful.

This elegant watch by Elgin features a 17 jewel, caliber 720 manual wind movement. Made in the 1950s with a rare, black dial and art deco numbering.

SIZE:
The watch measures 33 mm wide, not including the crown; and 45 long lug to lug and as such is suitable for both men and women.

FACE:
The face is a deep, lustrous black. The trademark Elgin E is above the 6 o'clock mark. The hour and minute hands are in the dauphin style and are silver color. The second hand is also silver colour. The black dial is in excellent condition, no visible wear or damage.
Small minute markers for each minute, larger silver markers at each 5 minute increment.

MOVEMENT: Nice, clean 17 jewel manual wind movement
Marked: 17 Jewels, Elgin 720, 26d

CASE:
The case is stainless steel with nice, sloping lugs. The back of the case is marked: STAINLESS STEEL SHOCKRESISTANT WATERRESISTANT
Insider the back case is fancy polished steel and is marked: 955 Catalogue Cased and Timed by Elgin Watch Co.
There is a faint watchmaker's mark.

The has notches on the back -- a watchmaker's tool is needed to open the case.
Minor scratches and scuffs on the case, consistent with the watches age.

OTHER:
The crystal is scratched in places and could easily be replaced or the scratches polished to become less visible. The crown, made of base metal is unmarked and has some pitting.

The watch winds smoothly and the hands move smoothly when the crown is pulled out to set the time.

I wound the watch, set it and timed it over a 24 hour period and it kept good time.

Please feel free to ask any questions

*****I will be adding several more vintage watches to my store. Please take a look***

Thank you for browsing.
Excuse me, do you have the time of day?

Art Deco Black Dial Elgin stainless steel wristwatch, runs smoothly and looks beautiful.

This elegant watch by Elgin features a 17 jewel, caliber 720 manual wind movement. Made in the 1950s with a rare, black dial and art deco numbering.

SIZE:
The watch measures 33 mm wide, not including the crown; and 45 long lug to lug and as such is suitable for both men and women.

FACE:
The face is a deep, lustrous black. The trademark Elgin E is above the 6 o'clock mark. The hour and minute hands are in the dauphin style and are silver color. The second hand is also silver colour. The black dial is in excellent condition, no visible wear or damage.
Small minute markers for each minute, larger silver markers at each 5 minute increment.

MOVEMENT: Nice, clean 17 jewel manual wind movement
Marked: 17 Jewels, Elgin 720, 26d

CASE:
The case is stainless steel with nice, sloping lugs. The back of the case is marked: STAINLESS STEEL SHOCKRESISTANT WATERRESISTANT
Insider the back case is fancy polished steel and is marked: 955 Catalogue Cased and Timed by Elgin Watch Co.
There is a faint watchmaker's mark.

The has notches on the back -- a watchmaker's tool is needed to open the case.
Minor scratches and scuffs on the case, consistent with the watches age.

OTHER:
The crystal is scratched in places and could easily be replaced or the scratches polished to become less visible. The crown, made of base metal is unmarked and has some pitting.

The watch winds smoothly and the hands move smoothly when the crown is pulled out to set the time.

I wound the watch, set it and timed it over a 24 hour period and it kept good time.

Please feel free to ask any questions

*****I will be adding several more vintage watches to my store. Please take a look***

Thank you for browsing.

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All the items we sell are vintage and as such often have wear, imperfections and signs of age. Imperfections often add to the charm and appeal of a vintage item and should be expected. Vintage items are often dusty, dirty and in need of a good polishing to be at their best. We do lightly clean all the items; however, unless noted we do not polish or refinish them.

We do our best to describe the wear, imperfections, signs of age and damage both in our written description and photographically.

We are happy to provide additional information and photographs, so please contact us with any specific questions prior to making a purchase. We want to make sure you know what you are purchasing and are comfortable with how it has been described.

Returns will not be honored for the reasons noted above (i.e., wear, imperfections, age,etc.) or any other issue that has been depicted in writing or photographically.

If you are unsatisfied with an item for any reason, please contact us through Etsy convo as soon as possible, but no later than 5 days following receipt and we will do whatever we can to resolve your concerns. Items we accept for return must be sent back to us within 7 days of receipt and must be in the same condition as received. A refund will be given with 7 days of receipt of an item that is damaged in shipping, provided you send us photos of the damaged item. Return shipping will be at the expense of the buyer. All returns must be insured.

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