This is my first vintage! An Elgin Sportsman! Bought it at the 'bay for $20. Even though the crystal is cracked a bit, the watch keeps good time. I just love it! After adjuting the time, and winding it up tenderly 15 times, it just woke up alive and happy. This is also my first manual movement! I don't want to take it off my wrist! Am I crazy?
The Elgin is a 823 model (You can barely see it in the very bad picture), and as I can see, the caliber is an AS 1686. Also, thanks to an early post, I know the manufacturing year is between 1962 - 1965 (If someone have more info, please let me know). BTW, I don't know: If I change the broken crystal, am I making my watch a frankenwatch? Even if I look for another Elgin crystal? Any suggestions? I think these are not very expensive/collectible watches, but I simply don't want to start with the wrong foot...
Thanks to all in the forum!