1960s Elgin Automatic Diver (Ref. 4172)
Elgin was a watch company originating from Elgin, Illinois, and was founded in 1864 under the name "National Watch Company" and officially became "Elgin National Watch Company" in 1874. The first wristwatch for Elgin came into production in 1910 and in the Second World War, Elgin produced both watches and military instruments for the United States Military. Unfortunately, Elgin disbanded in the year 1968. All US manufacturing was discontinued and the Elgin name was sold. After the Elgin name's initial sale, the name passed through several hands which resulted in some interesting pieces that were manufactured under the Elgin name from all over the world.
|2pc Handmade Leather Strap
The lightly polished classic dive watch case is in wonderful condition, retaining strong and symmetrical lugs with the only notable sign of use being on the dis of the top right lug. The original blue bezel is in stunning original condition, remaining bright blue with light signs of use, and retains its tritium triangle at the 12 o'clock position. the case retains its original unsigned crown. The case back retains all of its original factory markings. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.
The matte blue dial is both bright and stylish, the dial itself is in exceptional condition with the only element of age being a small spot between the 7 and 8 o'clock marker that is only visible under a loupe. The tritium lume plots have aged to an excellent creamy yellow coloration and exhibit no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and display no degradation when inspected under U.V. light.
None. The watch is functioning and keeping time perfectly, previous service history is unknown.