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Mystery Lord Elgin 14K

#1 Post by coronado » Tue May 22, 2018 4:05 pm

I've seen a couple of these over the years, but this is the first I've had in hand. I've never been able to find an ad for this one.

Movement is a 21-jewel grade 559 and the 14K case was made by Lemieux of New York. The case has hinged lugs and is very heavy, more than 14 grams.

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Re: Mystery Lord Elgin 14K

#2 Post by Air » Thu May 24, 2018 7:05 pm

Wow Bryan! That's a beauty.

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Re: Mystery Lord Elgin 14K

#3 Post by grumpyguy » Sat May 26, 2018 1:57 pm

Another one added to my must have list. Awesome watch I didn't know existed. Thanks.
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Re: Mystery Lord Elgin 14K

#4 Post by coronado » Sat May 26, 2018 3:20 pm

I found another one today at the watch show.

I also found an ad from 1947 showing the watch, but no model number or price is listed.

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Re: Mystery Lord Elgin 14K

#5 Post by Magpie » Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:36 am

It's Model 4512A -- I found it in an Elgin brochure.

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Re: Mystery Lord Elgin 14K

#6 Post by Magpie » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:34 am

Forgot to add the price of the Model 4512A; it was $200.00.

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Re: Mystery Lord Elgin 14K

#7 Post by eclecticfunk » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:22 pm

Magpie wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:34 am
Forgot to add the price of the Model 4512A; it was $200.00.
Wow! $200. in 1947. You would have had to be the king of somewhere. That's 2,293.25 in todays money. Back then, it would seem that way fewer people had that kind of money to spend on a watch.
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