Elgin Miami, 17 Jewel Swiss Manual Movement

By on 6-04-2015 in PHOTOS, Swiss 630 Movement

Elgin Miami, 17 Jewel Swiss Manual Movement

The watch came with radium burned dial–not bad, but when I came across a NOS dial, I knew I had to replace it.

The case is stainless steel, number 5918.  It is in really nice shape, with the brush marks still intact.

The movement is something I haven’t seen before (pretty sure it is common), a Swiss, Elgin branded 17 jewel, 630 movement.

As I noted, the dial had radium burns, but the hands didn’t seem to be lumed.  When I installed the new watch, I noticed the the back of the hands were lumed, accounting for the burn.  I think it was part of Elgin’s “Night Glo” series.

I put it on a period Crown center expansion band with black leather inserts to match the new dial.



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