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Neuchatel LORD ELGIN Dual-Crown Diver (Rotating Tachymeter)

This watch was SOLD on August 5, 2011 (Destination: Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines).

neuchatel lord elgin diver automatic day-date watch
Gender: male
Crystal: glass
Dial Width: 32 mm
Dial Height: 32 mm
Movement: 25 jewels automatic
Case: stainless steel
Case Width: 44 mm without crown
Case Height: 42 mm
Case Thickness: 12 mm with bezel
Serial Number on Back: 1501
Serial Number on Movement
: 2783, 1986
Bracelet
: stainless steel
Bracelet Length: 6 in (measures up to 7.6 in with case)

This is an authentic Swiss-made LORD ELGIN Dual-Crown Diver Automatic Watch with Day-Date display & Tachymeter.

  • 98% Original / Complete ELGIN parts - new bracelet & crowns
  • black enamel face
  • white detail on ROTATING tachymeter
  • day & date display
  • STAINLESS STEEL big case, bezel, crowns, back, bracelet & clasp
  • 25 jewels automatic movement

This watch keeps good time & is in good working condition! Add this to your collection of vintage quality timepieces!

The photos presented below are of the actual item for sale. Kindly study them carefully because what you see is what you will get. We try our best to describe watches as accurately as we can that's why we present them visually & literally. In case we missed a few points, you are welcome to ask questions.

neuchatel lord elgin diver automatic day-date watch

This LORD ELGIN is a well-preserved piece but it has not totally denied the effect of time & age as some detailing on the dial has faded (easily missed unless you knew they'd been there & you knew where to look)! Despite such imperfections, this watch is obviously in overall good condition.

ELGIN is an American watchmaking company but this particular model is Swiss-made at Neuchatel, no less!

The economy of Neuchâtel Switzerland is based on watch manufacturers. Its prime cities, La Chaux-de-Fonds & Le Locle, jointly received recognition from UNESCO as World Heritage Sites for their for their horological & cultural past!

neuchatel lord elgin diver automatic day-date watch

The LORD ELGIN Dual-Crown Diver has very similar features to the RADO Captain Cook, though they differ in appearance. Both watches have 2 crowns: one to operate time & the other, to rotate the tachymeter. Now I wonder which model came first!

neuchatel lord elgin diver automatic day-date watch

EXTERNAL CONDITION: This watch is in *EXCELLENT condition (88-92%): Evidence of use is visible to the unaided eye. Scratches are light, but more numerous than "near mint".

INTERNAL CONDITION: This watch is in *NEAR MINT condition (93-97%): working perfectly, keeping good time & needs nothing.

*condition descriptives mainly based on the Timezone Grading System

big stainless steel case

stainless bezel with black resin filler/insert

ROTATING tachymeter marked in white; turns perfectly without drag or snag

black enamel dial or face

The ELGIN symbol logo (below "LORD ELGIN") at 12 o'clock & "AUTOMATIC" at 6 o'clock have faded with age. I can make out faint outlines in white through a lens.
neuchatel lord elgin diver automatic day-date watch

luminous steel hour & minute hands; white-coated steel second hand with arrowhead

steel bar hour markers

day & date window at 3 o'clock; date has slightly yellowed with age but it is its original since its font matches that of the day

neuchatel lord elgin diver automatic day-date watch

steel LORD ELGIN name logo at 12 o'clock; ELGIN symbol logo has faded with age & only a very faint white outline remains - easily missed unless you knew it had been there & knew where to look

"AUTOMATIC" at 6 o'clock has faded with age & only a very faint white outline remains - easily missed unless you knew it had been there & knew where to look

neuchatel lord elgin diver automatic day-date watch

new stainless steel crowns

clear glass crystal

neuchatel lord elgin diver automatic day-date watch

new stainless steel bracelet

neuchatel lord elgin diver automatic day-date watch

ELGIN stainless steel fold-over clasp

neuchatel lord elgin diver automatic day-date watch

case back embossed with ELGIN name logo, "SWISS", "ALL STAINLESS STEEL"; We cannot guarantee the effectiveness of its waterproof closure because this watch is vintage.

neuchatel lord elgin diver automatic day-date watch

case back embossed with "ELGIN SA" (most probably stands for A. Schild S.A. Grenchen), "NEUCHATEL", "SWISS" & serial numbers

neuchatel lord elgin diver automatic day-date watch
neuchatel lord elgin diver automatic day-date watch

Swiss-made ELGIN 25 jewels automatic movement - cleaned, serviced & checked by our skilled technician

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