Have you ever wondered what these marvelous antiques looked like when they were new? Every so often one gets discovered in an attic or a safe-deposit box that has been forgotten about for over a century with so little mileage on it that you realize that this is probably as close to brand-new that you're ever going to get.
Here is an excellent addition to your growing collection - an entirely original 16-size Elgin gentlemen's hunter in fantastic shape. Occasionally an unissued Hamilton 992B with an ordnance designation for the US military will surface, but of course those are from the 1950s. This incredible 17-jewel Grade 386 was produced just prior to World War I, and it's easy to believe that its owner left it home for safekeeping after he enlisted but never returned from France. Other than a thorough cleaning and oiling, this Model 6 needed absolutely nothing and is nearly untouched: every jewel intact, no tool slips to speak of, everything under the dial pristine, and the balance wheel still literally just like the day it left the factory. The beautiful Roman-numeral fancy dial is a flawless pale pink with gold filigree behind gilt Louis XIV hands. The best part is the 25-year Crescent case, because there is no discernible wear whatsoever on it, with tight hinges and a blank dust cover.
Manufacturer - Elgin
Serial Number - 16477786
Watch Size - 16
Watch Model - 6
Watch Grade - 386
Jewel Count - 17
Winding/Setting - Stem/Pendant
Production Year - 1912
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