Elgin Neptune Circa 1953

By on 1-14-2014 in PHOTOS, Swiss 643 Movement

Elgin Neptune Circa 1953

I picked up an Elgin Neptune.  Using information from Genejockey’s Elgin Blog, this particular Elgin went into production in 1953 and was one of the first Elgin’s to use a Swiss based movement made by Schild, caliber 1361. It has 17 jewels and carried the Elgin caliber of 643. The case is 10K gold filled.

The case is highlighted by unusual lugs which hides part of the band.  The dial has an engraved pattern in a band near the bezel and the quarter hours are represented by Roman numerals.

Overall, the watch is in decent shape.  It shows some wear, mostly some minor denting on the bezel and the case back. The dial also shows some patina.

While not mint, it shined up very well and ads character to my collection.

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