The last time I found dials with coloring was a few years ago, and when you get one with a cool story its even harder to find. This is one such watch.
This watch came from the outskirts of Hershey Pennsylvania and so the story goes belonged to a local minister in the area. Given the higher price that this one would have fetched way back, plus having one very nice movement inside I think its safe to say this was one very well off preacher. My contact didn't have a name for the holy fellow, but given its appearance I couldnt resist even though this watch needed some tlc. The nice thing about a watch like this is that its unique and most likely one of very few examples that still exist operating. The bad part about a watch like this is that parts are non-existant. I had one of my professionals do this one over with no expense spared. The balance staff was long broken in this watch, so he spent about 3 months making one from scratch. A costly thing to do for such a watch but well worth it in the end. For something as one of kind as this, well lets just say i wore it out the other night and it sure did catch a lot of attention.
I have very little information on this brand. the case, just about anything on it. I will say its a watch that was well put together and the little bastard keeps great time. If your looking for something to turn a whole bunch of heads or be the envy of any little watch pow wow this little guy is for you.
"Preacher" Turn of the Century Elliott and Strand
Estimated Year: Unknown, most likely turn of the century
Diameter: 1 and 3/4 inches from side to side of case not including crown and button.
Case: Gunmetal with gold tone bezel
Production run for year: unknown
Dial: Green Porcelain
Condition: Watch has been restored to full running condition +/- 1-2 minutes. Great Running Condition
Movement: Polished Nickel Finish
Strap: 20mm DBWC Buffalo Brown Aviator Strap with Doughboy Red Stitching