Men’s 1955 Lord Elgin Asymmetrical Dress Watch

Men’s 1955 Lord Elgin Asymmetrical Dress Watch

Item: W2360

Watch's origin: American

Number of jewels: 23

Manufacturer: Elgin

Type of Watch:  Wrist

Type: Open-Face

Lug Width: 18mm

Dimension: 33mm by 27mm (top) by 21mm (bottom)

Composition: Gold-Filled

Other Attributes:   Asymmetrical

Price: $995.00

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Elgin Watch Company was a grand endeavor from the moment it was conceived in 1864. Smoke from the Civil War had not yet cleared and businessmen were already being lured from Massachusetts’ Waltham Watch Company to organize and build a monumental watch factory in Elgin, Ill. By 1865 the company was organized and capitalized with half a million dollars, and unimaginable post-war sum. The companies leaders thrust themselves into the industrial revolution and were, in a few short years, running the biggest pocket watch company in the world. By the middle of the Twentieth Century they also dominated the wristwatch world, producing, among other popular models the "Lord and Lady Elgin" series distinguished by high-grade movements and progressive case designs.

Awash in Mid-Century sophistication, this stunning men's asymmetrical Lord Elgin sports one of the finest, most sophisticated Mid-Century looks one could hope to find. A pearlescent dial is highlighted by stylized '50s era gold triangular markers; thick pear hands and, of course, the familiar Lord Elgin name and logo. Taking a page straight from Heywood-Wakefield, Lord Elgin designers created a sweeping, asymmetrical case that represents the finest elements of the era.

This 33mm by 27mm (top) by 21mm (bottom) example is not only appealing, it is powered by a high-grade, 23 ruby-jeweled, factory-original Elgin 730 movement of the highest order. We've carefully cleaned, oiled and calibrated this superlative mechanism so that it keeps time as it was intended.

When it comes to vintage timepieces, we at Strickland Vintage Watches scour the world to bring the rarest, the finest and most stylish to our discerning clients. And when it comes to excellence, this Lord Elgin is a lovely work of wrist art!