Description

Elgin Art Deco Gentleman’s Dress Pocket Watch in 14K Solid White Gold Case
Manufacturer: Elgin

Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 29590349
Grade: 479
Model: 4
Estimated Production Year: 1927
Run Quantity: 4,000
Grade/Model Run: 36 of 65
Total Production: 169,000
Size: 12s
Jewels: 17j
Movement Configuration: Open face
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Moseley
Adjusted: Yes
Railroad Grade: No

Elgin Art Deco Gentleman’s Dress Pocket Watch in 14K Solid White Gold Case

Art Deco was the first truly international style, infusing objects large (airplanes, ocean liners, buildings) and small (radios, vacuum cleaners, lamps, jewelry) with luxury, glamour, exuberance and optimism. Art Deco embraced new materials and manufacturing techniques.

Elgin was caught up in the movement, producing pocket watches that embodied the newfound love of unabashed style. This Elgin Gentlemen’s Dress Pocket Watch dates to around 1927, during Art Deco’s heyday.

Elgin replaced the enamel dial – prone to chipping and cracking – with the latest metal formulation. But the typography is the clearest reflection of its Art Deco design.

The numbers two, seven, eight and twelve are bold and fresh, yet playfully elegant – a far cry from the workmanlike fonts found on the railroad watches that made Elgin’s original fortune. As are the bold indices marking the small seconds hand. All complimented by exquisitely ornate custom heat treated blued steel hands (a must for any serious collector).

The design flanking the Elgin/Keystone solid 14K white gold case’s winder is a clear tip of the horological hat to the wing-sandaled Greek messenger god Hermes – reflecting Art Deco’s love of classical references.

The watch itself is a top-shelf Gentlemen’s Dress Pocket Watch, powered by the superb Elgin Grade 479 Movement. Unlike millions of pocket watches before it, the movement is simple, plain, unadorned – reflecting Art Deco’s unabashed love for the visual poetry of manmade machinery.

This is an excellent pocket watch for collectors who embrace the combination of romance and mechanical excellence in all its forms. And for those who want a robust and accurate timepiece to accompany them on their travels through time and space.

$1,695

1 in stock

DETAILS

Overall Condition: Excellent
Case: Keystone Watch Case Co. 14k solid White Gold, personally monogramed WBK
Dial: Metal – some patina 
Movement: Excellent

Warranty: Full one-year warranty.
Service: All our treasured timepieces are completely disassembled, expertly cleaned, and oiled using the finest quality watch oil and gear grease and adjusted for accuracy.
Included with all orders: quality gift box, velvet pouch, tarnish-free paper, display stand (pictured), and polishing cloth
Orders under: $2,500 are shipped USPS Priority Mail with signature confirmation.
Orders over: $2,500 are shipped FedEx Overnight with signature confirmation.

Description

Elgin Art Deco Gentleman’s Dress Pocket Watch in 14K Solid White Gold Case
Manufacturer: Elgin

Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 29590349
Grade: 479
Model: 4
Estimated Production Year: 1927
Run Quantity: 4,000
Grade/Model Run: 36 of 65
Total Production: 169,000
Size: 12s
Jewels: 17j
Movement Configuration: Open face
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Quick
Regulator: Moseley
Adjusted: Yes
Railroad Grade: No