Elgin Convertible Case Wrist Watch Ca.1917

  • Brand:  Elgin
  • Product Code:  Elgin Convertible Case Wrist Watch Ca.1917
  • SKU:  1842-1112
  • Availability:  In Stock

Ex Tax:$495.00

Very early Elgin Convertible Case Wrist Watch Ca. 1917.  Case was made to convert  an early O size pocket watch movement to a wrist model.  Movement from hunting  pocket watch was installed in case with original porcelain dial. Then a dial with cut out for hands and subseconds bit attached above it and was pinned to the center section of case.  New outer dial has applied numerals and looks like a neat two tone wrist watch  dial.  Movement is a 15 jewel 3/0 movement and serial number places production around 1917.  Pretty rare early conversion and I believe it is all original and as found......likely only made these a short period of time before production of wrist watches ramped up and were widely available.