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1953 Elgin “Edgewater” (Model 6552)

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1953 Elgin “Edgewater” (Model 6552)

The Edgewater is one of my favorite designs. The styling is clean and distinctive, with a two-tone face, raised gold letters, a sub-second hand, and dramatic lines on the case. The watch was built to last, with a 4 screw back and a gasket to keep dust out of the 17 jewel (caliber 674) movement. This watch also included Elgin’s “Durapower” mainspring — a stronger, longer lasting mainspring. True to form, this watch is still working great and keeping excellent time.

The watch is in Excellent shape. The case shows little signs of use. The bezel is 10K gold filled, while the back is stainless steel. There are no signs of brassing or wear through.

The dial and crystal are near mint. The band is a (gently) used JB Champion expansion band. The band is period appropriate and matches the watch very well.

The service history of this watch is not known. It has not been serviced while in my possession. While it is currently running good and keeping excellent time, I would advise you to have the watch taken to a jeweler to have it cleaned, oil and adjusted; this will help ensure a long and useful life for your vintage watch.

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