Men's 1930 Elgin Jazz Age Wristwatch


Deco-era Elgin wristwatches are always satisfying to study and offer for sale. After all, the Elgin Watch factory was the biggest watch factory in the world, with its own jeweling house, watch college, and observatory stretching across city block after city block in the little town of Elgin, Ill. This progressive company spared no expense in finding the most talented artists and case designers to come up with a look that would set their watches apart from and, ABOVE, the rest.

Anyone unfamiliar with Elgin's flair for design need only take a look at this STUNNING example of Deco horological artwork.

And we mean stunning.

We’ve been in business for 25 years now and had the privilege of seeing thousands of works of horological art produced by Elgin and have never seen this model before. We purchased the piece once-removed from an estate in Manhattan, New York – very fitting for the overall panache of the watch and have done some restoration to return it to its Jazz-Age glory; however, the design of the piece is exactly as we received it.

Measuring approx. 37mm by 27mm wide at the lugs, rare Elgin is obviously a work of Jazz-Age genius, featuring a magnificent and unusual dial with Roman numeral hour track and flexible lugs. It is literal study in Deco philosophy, sporting dreamy geometric lines that give Deco its Aztec "flair,” lending a classic quality to the white gold-filled case. It passes our requirement for art: If one can't stop looking at it and one gets pleasure every time they see it, it's art. This watch is – without question – stunning.

Snap open the back and you'll find another marvel of the era: a well-engineered, fully serviced grade 484 18/0 15 ruby jewel movement keeping time as intended.

This extraordinary watch comes with a custom-made black ostrich strap and matching silver-tone buckle and is housed in a handsome period presentation box

For those who feel the sweet ache of the Jazz-Age longing, this extraordinary timepiece will assuredly make you THE "Man about Town."

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