Mid 50s Elgin Automatic 6823 Cavalier

By on 9-01-2018 in Swiss 643 Movement

Mid 50s Elgin Automatic 6823 Cavalier

This Elgin is probably from 1955 and likely debuted along with the similar looking Niagara.  I was told it is the Cavalier.

This model, with case number 6823, is 10k gold filled and has a nicely machine decorated bezel.

The dial has a nicely done, pressed, Sunray design, with gold drilled minute markers and raised gold hour markers.

It uses the 17 jewel, Swiss sourced 643 automatic movement.

Also, note the hands.  When I first received the watch, I just assumed it was fitted with improper hands, but I came into possession of another 6823 and it has the same unusual hands.

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