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Dial Width: 32 mm
Dial Height: 32 mm
|Movement: 17 jewels automatic
Case: stainless steel
Case Width: 44 mm without crown
Case Height: 44 mm
Case Thickness: 12 mm with bezel
Serial Number on Back: 1501, 4233
Serial Number on Movement: 352
Bracelet: stainless steel
Bracelet Length: 5.5 in (measures up to 7 in with case)
This is an authentic Swiss-made Neuchatel LORD ELGIN Dual-Crown Diver Automatic Watch with Day-Date display & Tachymeter.
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.
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!
The Neuchatel 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 operate an internal tachymeter. Now I wonder which model came first!
EXTERNAL CONDITION: This watch is in *VERY GOOD condition (83-87%): The watch shows what might be considered normal wear by a careful owner who wore the watch regularly. Scratches are evident, but no nicks or dings. May have replacement parts. A sound, attractive presentation overall.
INTERNAL CONDITION: This watch is in *EXCELLENT condition (88-92%): Working perfectly, needs no repair or service.
*condition descriptives mainly based on the Timezone Grading System
big stainless steel case
stainless bezel with filled in with black enamel
We've had another Neuchatel LORD ELGIN in the past, which had a bezel with an acrylic filler/insert. The one we have now, however, has an enamel-filled bezel. There probably were variants in bezel design for this model. But, it's difficult to confirm this as this model is very rare!
internal rotating tachymeter marked in white; turns perfectly without drag or snag
gradient silver dial or face
luminous steel hour & minute hands; white-coated steel second hand with arrowhead
luminous 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
steel LORD ELGIN name logo & black ELGIN symbol logo at 12 o'clock
black "AUTOMATIC" & "T SWISS T" at 6 o'clock
clearly-marked black grid
replacement stainless steel crowns
clear glass crystal
replacement stainless steel bracelet
ELGIN stainless steel fold-over clasp
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.
case back embossed with "ELGIN SA" (most probably stands for A. Schild S.A. Grenchen), "NEUCHATEL", "SWISS" & serial numbers
Swiss-made ELGIN 17 jewels automatic movement - cleaned, serviced & checked by our skilled technician