I promised at the end of last year I would make this a bonza year for Elgin, heres the first of a few discoveries that are gonna spin the Elgin collectors community as well as other collector communities.
I brought these three gems last year and got around to testing them over the Christmas break, they are out of an estate, the guy was one of Elgin's wholesale salesmans, so I don't have any concerns about them not being direct from the factory, they are all stamped Timed and cased by Elgin National Watch Co and have a 4 digit case number, have their factory label on the case back and factory Elgin bands. the case models are listed in the case components book, so everything is above board.
They are running un-marked Elgin Grade 977 movements (they are marked Elgin but no grade number) which are ETA 2510 17 jewel movements, so not only do we have Lord Elgins running above 18,000BPH but also less than 23 jewels which was the standard for Lord Elgins at the time.
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