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The smartphone of its time: this wondeful Elgin was made in 1926 and is a no-nonsense timekeeper that has an ageless look.  


These wonderful little 7 jewel movements were the standard watch of their time.  This was a workhorse of a watch for just about any common application in its age. The standard Elgin model 7 design was a bulletproof piece of machinery.  They were simple but reliable and if a part were to go bad on one you could easily find replacements in abundance.   What makes this one distinct from its standard counterparts is the "upside down" dial that adorns it.  In order to recondigure the watch so the widing dial was on the opposite side of the watch, the dials were painted the opposite way.  It was a simple solution that allowed this watch for more than its usual pocket watch application.  

One could find these in a good amount of machinery at the time: early dashboards, insturment panels, and anything else that required a basic clock.  


Somewhere along the line of history this watch was placed in a Elgin military ordinance case.  Weather or not this watch was issued by the ordinance dept cannot be confirmed but it is a nice addition to how it was found when we got our hands on it. Therefore it is priced accordingly to accomodate these discrepencies.  .  



Fully restored and keeping wonderful time this watch has been given the attention needed to bring it back to the land of the living.  

"Designated Hitter" 1926 Elgin

  • Year Manufactured: 1926

    Jewels: 7

    Size: 16s

    Diameter: 1 and 7/8 inches from side to side of case not including crown and button.  

    Case: Elgin. Nickel Plated U.S Ordinance Issued

    Production run for year:  4,000 Movements

    Style: Military

    Dial: Metal

    Numbers: Arabic

    Condition: Watch has been restored to full running condition +/- 1-2 minutes.  Great Running Condition

    Diameter: 46mm

    Movement:Nickel Finish

    Featured Strap: 20mm  Brown Nato Strap

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