1955 Lord Elgin 14k gold filled watch

A very nice 1955 Lord Elgin watch with the manual wind 21 jewel calibre 670 movement inside, and expandable bracelet.


From the serial number on the movement we can accurately date this watch to being made in 1955.


Starting in the mid to late 1930s, Elgin introduced a new line of wrist watches called Lord Elgin. They were designed to compete with other manufacturers whose watches were perceived as “premium”. They are a step up from the regular Elgins in a couple of respects:
* They were almost always fitted with 21-jewel movements rather than 17- and occasionally 19-jewel movements for the regular Elgins.
* Gold-filled cased Lord Elgins were usually had gold-filed tops and backs, compared with stainless or base metal backs for plain Elgins.”

This example has survived incredibly well.  The dial is not quite bright white anymore, but the domed crystal is perfect and the case shows no marks either.  The Spediel bracelet is probably a later replacement.

This watch will be supplied with our Certificate of Authenticity.

Please see the HD video below for more detail.


Width with crown  25.2 mm

Width without crown  23.2 mm

Between lugs  19 mm

Lug to lug length  36.9 mm

Bracelet maximum length  190 mm approximately

Thickness  10.5 mm

All sizes are approximate


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