- May 6, 2007
Hello big Jeep, I actually have a small Jeep, and definitely enjoy early Elgin wristwatches.
The case is beautiful, and the dial is in great shape.
If you could open it, take a picture of the movement, and take a picture of the trademark on the inside of the back of the case, we can tell you all about it.
Looks like a man's watch to me, they were much smaller then, but it's hard to judge size by a picture.
Thanks and have a great day!
That is a lovely watch, but I suspect it was probably assembled closer to WW1 using an older movement (either unused or recycled from a ladies' watch).
One thing I do notice, my watch has the thin hands rather then the thicker hands shown in most Elgin early wristwatches!Here is a page from a 1914 Elgin catalog. This is the earliest Elgin wristwatch ad I have seen, but there could be earlier. It is an 0-size movement, like yours, but you can see case styles in 1914 were different, with wire lugs. I have seen men's wristwatches from Waltham from this era with movements as small as 6/0.
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