eddiea wrote:Nice John, 1920's? any interesting history behind that beauty?
Thanks, Eddie! Actually, it dates to 1959, when Elgin was making the "Lord Elgin" line to compete with the higher-end Swiss who were kicking our watch-making asses. It was given to my wife's grandfather by his employer, Corn Products, either on his retirement or for some sort of award, we're not sure which. Cay got it when her grandmother passed away a couple of years ago.
It's a 14k case, and when we got it the old duffer had put--naturally--a Speidel Twist-O-Flex bracelet on it. We had it restored by a guy that Pacifichrono over at BDWF recommended--he put on a new crystal (mineral glass instead of hesalite), a new strap, a case polish and a movement overhaul. I don't recall the movement caliber, but somebody at BDWF looked it up and found that it was made in 1959-60, and Elgin only made about a thousand of them. I wear it once in a while, Cay does as well--it keeps pretty good time.