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Lord Elgin Driver’s Watch (1947)

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Lord Elgin Driver watch
vintage Elgin 559 watch movement

Lord Elgin Driver’s Watch (1947)

Great vintage Driver’s Watch with an original Elgin pigskin band.

The driver’s watch was created with swivel lugs to allow the owner to wear the piece on the side of his arm, so it was easily viewed while driving. These distinct pieces are pure watch history, a style that has faded. The watch shown here is a Lord Elgin driver’s watch dating to 1947. It is in excellent shape, with a 14K gold filled case and a 21 jewel movement (Caliber 559).

The case is in Excellent shape. The dial is also in Excellent condition, with no spotting. The original domed glass crystal is unscratched. The watch runs well and keeps good time.

The band is a new old stock Elgin pigskin strap (never used!). This is a medium-sized band. The watch is ready to wear. Note that this is a small watch by today’s standards and can easily be worn by a man or a woman.

We don’t know the service history of this watch and it has not been serviced while in our possession. While the watch is keeping very good time right now, you will probably want to have a jeweler clean, oil, and adjust the watch to get the greatest accuracy and the longest enjoyment from your vintage watch.

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