The perfect centerpiece watch for any collection - a very heavy and handsome men's-size 21-jewel Elgin in its original gold-filled case. This is a genuine 18-size railroad-grade watch, adjusted to positions, allowing you to show this one off with pride to any group of friends or fellow collectors with all associated bragging rights.
Founded as the National Watch Co in 1864 as the Civil War raged, Elgin was one of a handful of American factories to produce watches approved for railroad service. At the summit of their 18-size line was the Model 8, offered to the public in the Veritas, Father Time, and BW Raymond grades. Veritas is Latin for "truth", and this gorgeous 21-jewel lever-set example has ruby jewels in gold settings, and both of the diamond cap jewels on the balance wheel are intact. All of the black plate enamel was replaced on this fully-patterned grade; even the mainspring barrel has a pattern. It's still in its original Wadsworth gold-filled case and was just thoroughly restored for the next owner, which means a complete cleaning and making sure each and every component is both present and factory-correct. The double-sunk Arabic dial is flawless behind blued medium spade hands and the case has light, even wear, with a blank shield on the back, covers that thread on easily, and a new beveled glass crystal. Matching lanyard and display stand included.
Manufacturer - Elgin Watch Co
Serial Number - 9495045
Watch Size - 18
Watch Model - 8
Watch Grade - 239 Veritas
Jewel Count - 21
Winding/Setting - Stem/Lever
Production Year - 1902
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