Black dial Elgin Niagara

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Re: Black dial Elgin Niagara

#11 Post by grumpyguy » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:08 pm

stryfox wrote:My second hand has evidence that it was once red. I see yours is not. Any idea if they did at one time come with red?
I can clean this one up or repaint it. I just want it to pass the wrist test first.
I have had a number of white dial niagaras go thru my hands. They all had blue second hands.

The black ones have had silver second hands.
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Re: Black dial Elgin Niagara

#12 Post by liveinthefens » Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:11 am

That is one great looking watch nice find.

I wonder if they used the same dial as the Cavalier but applied different markers, as it uses the same 643 Swiss movement.
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