We've been looking for one of these little monsters for a long time and finally it's now in the stable:
This gorgeous example of a watch is about a beautiful as they come. Immaculate porcelain dial, original blued hands, original case, one clean and accurate timepiece...
The model 15 is a railraod grade watch. This means that the watch has a lever set operation mechanisim inside the bezel to set the time. Why lever set? It prevents the movement from accidentally being set and changing time. Its an added fail-safe for a time when "time" meant everything.
The other beautiful feature that this wondeful old Elgin has is its power reserve indicator. When one winds up the watch the additionall small hand indicates how many hours of power reserve one had left. Seems like a everyday feature on modern chronometors but in 1922 this was like having that extra bell added to your time piece.
Its a beautiful example of the golden age of time keeping. A bygone era when one had pride in the watch they carried. One thing I can say about this watch is that its magnificent to wear on the wrist.
"Minerva" 1922 Elgin Model 15
Year Manufactured: 1922
Diameter: 1 and 7/8 inches from side to side of case not including crown and button.
Case: Elgin B.W Raymond 14 Karat gold filled case
Production run for year: 2,000 Movements
Condition: Watch has been restored to full running condition +/- 1-2 minutes. Great Running Condition
Movement:Nickel Finish, Power Reserve Inidicator, Adjusted in 5 positions, Adjusted to Temperature, Railraod Grade
Featured Strap: 20mm DBWC Black Aviator Strap with Red Stitching