Men's '50s 14k yellow gold "Flying Saucer" Elgin Shockmaster wristwatch. Over the nearly 20 years we've been dealing in vintage timepieces, one of the many good questions we've been asked is "What constitutes a fine wristwatch?"
Almost mythic in its rarity, this Elgin "50 million" wristwatch, commissioned in 1951 to celebrate Elgin's manufacture of its 50 millionth jeweled movement, is a triumph of American watchmaking. Offered with box, original booklet and price tag.
Strong and graceful, this Mid-Century Gruen "Precision" in solid 14k yellow gold features an original pearlescent dial, gold markers and hands. Fitted with a black crocodile strap, it is offered in a red factory Gruen presentation box. Circa 1957.