Elgin Automaat - 60's vintage dresswatch

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Goed werkend vintage Elgin mechanisch herenhorloge met een 'classy' uitstraling van ongeveer 50 jaar oud. Met een ijzersterk en zeldzaam zwitsers automatisch uurwerk: AS 1903 (later ETA) met 17 jewels. Kast is van staal.

De kast is, zoals je op de foto's kunt zien, in goede staat en het glaasje is ook nog helemaal goed. Op de wijzerplaat zitten - zoals je bij een horloge van zo'n leeftijd kunt verwachten - een paar ouderdomskrasjes en patina. Er zit een nieuw bandje op en het uurwerk heeft pas nieuwe olie gekregen dus het horloge kan direct gedragen worden. De tijd is goed af te stellen en de datum werkt ook naar behoren. Meer foto's kunnen gemailed worden. Bij interesse of vragen kun je mailen naar horlogesvantoen@gmail.com

- 'Gesigneerd' en zwitsers uurwerk ( gelijkwaardig aan oude Omega of Rolex)
- Stalen kast
- Automaat
- kast 33mm doorsnee (met kroon 35mm)
- plat elegant model
- kwaliteitsmerk

Mocht het horloge je niet bevallen, dan kun je hem binnen 1 week
terugsturen en krijg je je geld terug. Heb je vragen stuur me dan even een mailtje en ik probeer ze zo snel en goed mogelijk te beantwoorden.

Wikipedia over Elgin:

The Elgin National Watch Company, most commonly known as just the Elgin Watch company,
was a major US watch maker from 1867 until its closure in 1968. The
company sold watches under the names, Elgin, Lord Elgin, and Lady Elgin.

Early history

The company was first incorporated in August 1864 as the National Watch Company, in Chicago, Illinois. The founders of the original company were Philo Carpenter, Howard Z. Culver, then-Chicago mayor, Benjamin W. Raymond, George M. Wheeler, Thomas S. Dickerson, Edward H. Williams and W. Robbins. In September of the same year the founders visited the Waltham Watch Company in Waltham, Massachusetts, and successfully convinced seven of Waltham's makers to come to work for their new company.

The growing young city of Elgin, Illinois,
some 30 miles to the northwest of Chicago, was chosen as the factory
site. Initially, as part of the deal, the city was asked to donate 35
acres (142,000 m²) of land for construction of the factory. A derelict
farm was selected for this, however the owners refused to sell the
property unless the city purchased their entire 71 acres for $3,550
(roughly $50,000 in 2010). Four Elgin businessmen agreed to purchase the
property and then donated the required 35 acres to the new watch
company. The company was re-organized in April 1865 and the factory was
completed in 1866. The first movement, delivered in 1867, was named the
B.W. Raymond in honor of Benjamin W. Raymond. The watch was an 18 size,
full plate design. The company officially changed its name to the Elgin
National Watch Company in 1874, as the Elgin name had come into common
usage for their watches.

Later history

The company built the Elgin National Watch Company Observatory in 1910 to maintain scientifically precise times in their watches. The company produced many of the self-winding
wristwatch movements made in the United States beginning with the 607
and 618 calibers (which were bumper wind) and the calibers 760 and 761
(30 and 27 jewels respectively).

During World War II all civilian manufacturing was halted and the company moved into the defense industry, manufacturing military watches, chronometers, fuses for artillery shells, altimeters and other aircraft instruments and sapphire bearings used for aiming cannons.

Over time a number of additional plants were operated, mostly in Elgin. However, additional plants were located in Aurora, Illinois and Lincoln, Nebraska.
The original, obsolete factory in Elgin closed in 1964, after having
produced half of the total number of pocket watches manufactured in the
United States (dollar-type
not included). In 1964 the company relocated most manufacturing
operations to a brand new plant in Blaney, South Carolina, a town near Columbia, South Carolina which renamed itself Elgin, South Carolina.
A leased building in Elgin that housed offices as well as casing,
fitting, shipping, service, and trade material departments was
maintained until about 1970.

All US manufacturing was discontinued in 1968, and the rights to the
name "Elgin" were sold and subsequently resold multiple times over the
years. The rights eventually were purchased by MZ Berger
Inc., which company manufactures its watches in China and distributes
them outside traditional watch dealerships. Elgin-branded watches
produced after 1968 have no connection to the Elgin Watch Company.

  • Soort uurwerk: automaat
  • Stijl: dress
  • Bandaanzet: 18
  • Formaat kast: 33X33mm
  • Materiaal kast: Staal
  • Conditie: Goed
  • Caliber: AS
  • Periode: Jaren 60
  • Land: Zwitserland
  • Tijdsweergave: Analoog
  • Datumweergave: Ja
  • M/V: Heren
  • Nieuwe band: Ja, leer

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