An unusually large for the period rectangular men’s watch from Elco, with inscription to the case back.


From the engraving on the case back we can accurately date this watch to being gifted to Gordon at Christmas 1943 from his parents.


The dial on this watch has faded to an even grey/green, probably from black.  On first impression you would be forgiven to think this watch had radium lume, but we have tested the hands and dial with a giegercounter and nothing registers, so these are just painted.  The case is chrome plated, typically for a civilian watch produced during World War 2, as the military forces had first dibs on stainless steel.   The acrylic glass is scratched and has yellowed with age, which is more noticeable with the watch out of the case than on the wrist.  The 4 jewel pin pallet movement is keeping reasonable time, but we can not identify the maker.  The leather strap is new.

This watch will be supplied with our branded presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.

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Width with crown  28.2 mm

Width without crown  25.5 mm

Between lugs  18 mm

Lug to lug length  42.0 mm

Case Thickness  9.5 mm

All sizes are approximate.

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