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Elgin. An Unusual And Rare 14k Gold Openface Keyless Lever Pocket Watch With Two-Tone Enamel Dial
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Elgin. An Unusual And Rare 14k Gold Openface Keyless Lever Pocket Watch With Two-Tone Enamel Dial

SIGNED ELGIN, B. W. RAYMOND, MOVEMENT NO. 16'481'650, CASE NO. 5'261'774, CIRCA 1911

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Elgin. An Unusual And Rare 14k Gold Openface Keyless Lever Pocket Watch With Two-Tone Enamel Dial
Signed Elgin, B. W. Raymond, Movement No. 16'481'650, Case No. 5'261'774, Circa 1911
Size 18 nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, bi-metallic compensation balance, gold cuvette, yellow enamel dial, plain center zone, white enamel chapter ring with Arabic hour numerals, outer Arabic five minute divisions, yellow enamel border with red enamel triangles and gilt arches, sunken subsidiary seconds dial with gilt scroll motif, engraved Keystone case, the back with abstract floral design, small plain medallion, design extends in to the band and bezel, dial and movement signed by maker, case signed and numbered by maker
56mm diam.
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Elgin National Watch Co., successor to the National Watch Co. of Chicago, was founded in 1864, right as the Civil War was coming to an end. Elgin finished its first watch in 1867. Like the Waltham Watch Company, Elgin mass produced high quality pocket watches using machines and interchangeable parts. Elgin sold watches under the names Elgin, Lord Elgin and Lady Elgin.

The present watch is elegant in it two-tone colored dial with gilt scroll device, further enhanced by the crisp abstract floral engraving design to the case.

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