ELGIN 40's ELGIN Cal.555
ELGIN 40's ELGIN Cal.555
Introducing Elgin in the 1940s .
American watch manufacturer Elgin started in 1864 as the National Watch Company, then changed its name to the current Elgin in 1874 .
One of the founding members was a former Waltham watch technician, so Elgin's technical skills were well-received from the beginning, and it didn't take long for Elgin to join the ranks of major companies.
At its peak, the company employed more than 2,000 staff and produced as many as 1,000 movements a day.During World War II , the company delivered military watches, and even after the war, it continued to actively release watches with various mechanisms and designs, making it one of America's leading companies. It is a brand that existed as one of the watch brands.
The Elgin we are introducing this time is also a typical American watch, with an Art Deco-inspired design.
The case is finished with 10KT gold plating, and the pale pink color reminiscent of rosé champagne gives it a very elegant feel.
Next, if you look at the dial, you will see that the hands are blued steel hands, which are used in high-end watches.
At that time, in order to increase the strength of the hands, the stainless steel was manually hardened, which changed the color of the hands to a deep blue.
The inclusion of this blue serves as a nice accent that tightens up the look of the watch, which is all done in pale pink.
In addition, the Breguet hands have rounded tips, making this watch even more classic and elegant.
This watch has a unique presence, reminiscent of high-end jewelry, due to the color of the material and the high design.
The movement is equipped with Cal.555 , a hand-wound movement with 17 jewels.
The stone used is ruby, a natural stone.
In addition, gold was used for the gold-colored parts that stopped the stones, making it a high-class movement at the time known as a "high jewel movement."
Size: Height: 36.9mm , Width: 27.6mm , Thickness: 10mm , Weight: 18g
At the time, this watch was made for men, but since it is now a boy's size, women can also use it without any problems.
In addition, this watch is made small, weighing only 18g , so it won't get tired even if you wear it for a long time.
In terms of condition, the case has some minor scratches due to use, but the edges remain solid.
The dial shows signs of aging, but there is no problem with visibility.
Rather, it leads to a classic atmosphere that is typical of vintage watches.
The movement is working without any problems and is in good condition.
| automatic winding
|Length 41mm (including lugs) / Width 36.5mm (including crown) / Thickness 10mm / Lug width 18mm
|SS (stainless steel)
|Watch body/original case/our store warranty (1 year free warranty)
| *This product will be overhauled after you place your order, so it will take approximately 1 to 2 months to ship.
Thank you for your understanding.
*The color may look slightly different on the screen and in real life. note that.
*This product is also sold in stores. Although we update the stock quantity from time to time, there may be times when the product you have purchased is out of stock. Please note that in the unlikely event that there is no scheduled arrival, we may cancel your order.
All of the watches we carry in our store are internally inspected by a professional watch mechanic when they arrive, and are determined to be genuine before being sold, so you can use them with confidence.
When you purchase your watch, we will deliver it to you with a new leather strap.
Please select your desired color from the order selection tab and place your order.
*For products with genuine watch straps or metal bands, the leather strap will not be attached and will be sent separately as a spare.
We will also send you a special case for the watch when shipping.
●Be sure to check the information after purchasing an antique watch●
At Amboy, when we sell antique watches, we do not hand them over to you immediately after receiving your order, but instead request an overhaul (hereinafter referred to as OH) from a professional craftsman, and then deliver the watch after the OH is completed. (Duration is approximately 1-2 months)
Our professional craftsmen, who are certified as watch repair technicians, will completely disassemble your watch, replace consumable parts such as internal gaskets, clean it, lubricate it, and maintain it to the point where it is within ±1 minute per day.
We will also send you our own OH certificate, as well as photos of the machine when it was disassembled and serviced, to show you what kind of work was done during the OH upon delivery.
Of course, since the product itself is a used item, there is no guarantee that it will never break, but we have taken this precaution so that you can enjoy the original performance of the watch and use it with confidence in the future. Thank you for your understanding.
When purchasing a product, we provide a one-year warranty period depending on the model. Even if the product is out of date, we will repair it for a fee. If you don't have a repair shop near you, please feel free to contact us.