Mid 1950s Elgin Windsor

By on 11-22-2015 in PHOTOS, Swiss 645 Movement

Mid 1950s Elgin Windsor

I picked up this 1954 Elgin Windsor a couple of days ago.  Cosmetically, it is in nice shape after just a quick cleaning, but I noticed the hour and minute hands didn’t line up properly.  When I went to set the time, the hour hand would skip from 6 to 7.  Turned out some teeth were stripped, but luckily I had a replacement gear from a spare movement.

The movement is the Elgin branded 645 Swiss movement.  It has 17 jewels.  The case is 6808 and is 10k gold filled.  It came with a really nice Hadley expansion band.

Even though one might think that with the 17 jewel, Swiss movement, this would be a more low end watch, in the catalogue, retail was pegged at $100, which at the time, put it in a more upscale category.

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