Ladies’ 1930 Elgin Arts & Crafts Wrist Watch

Ladies’ 1930 Elgin Arts & Crafts Wrist Watch

Item: W2020


Watch's origin: American


Number of jewels: 15


Case: Wadsworth


Manufacturer: Elgin


Type of Watch:  Wrist


Type: Open-Face


Lug Width: 10mm


Dimension: 32mm by 16mm


Composition: Gold-Filled


Other Attributes:   Wire Lug
 Mint
 With Box

Price: $995.00

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The golden age of American watch-making was in full swing, art was on everyone's mind, craftsmen were doing some of their finest work, and American watch manufacturers were vying for the spotlight. Each sought to be set apart as the leader in style and design. The crash had not yet hit and money flowed freely from Wall Street to Fifth Avenue; customers could afford to pay whatever it took to have the finest, the best, the brightest. With the Jazz age in full kick, Elgin Watch Company decided to garner the spot as the finest house for ladies timepieces. They commissioned the brightest designers — among them the famed artist Lucien Lelong — to create watches that would sum up the energy and sex appeal of the Deco movement.

What better watch to exemplify the "razzamatazz" of the gin-spritzed Arts and Crafts/Deco Era than this incredible white gold-filled work of wrist art?

This absolutely outstanding ladies' 32mm by 16mm "Arts and Crafts" rectangular Elgin with stippled 14k white gold-filled case is so attractive it's hypnotic.

This was a radical departure from anything anyone knew about the newfangled wristwatch of the era. Pristine in every sense of the word, from its MAGNIFICENT dial and rare case to its high-grade, American-made mechanism: We cannot imagine a better example.

Open its pristine, unengraved back and you'll find not only correct Elgin case markings, but a 15 jewel, manual-wind mechanical marvel that has been completely cleaned, oiled and calibrated so that it keeps good, accurate time. Wear this and you'll be sure to turn heads at the next soiree.

We're pleased to offer this timepiece in an original Elgin presentation box.

Also, if supplied with the lucky recipient’s wrist size, we will size the ribbon band to fit her at no additional charge.