Interesting Elgin waterproof watch from 1935
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    Interesting Elgin waterproof watch from 1935

    I got this today and am having trouble finding any information about it. I googled my fingers to the bone and found nothing. Serial number is 35230728. Everything looks original to me but I could be wrong. I never saw such an early elgin with this type of case! The back is screw down and the crystal set up kind of reminds me of the Croton clamshells. Anyone ever see one?







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    Re: Interesting Elgin waterproof watch from 1935

    Nice! Looks like an early 519, the first of Elgin's 8/0 movements. It's a model 1804 Sportswatch (see p13 of the 1939 Elgin catalog). One thing to note is that Elgin didn't bill these as waterproof, but rather Moisture Proof.

    Elgin also made a variant that was on a leather thong, the same material as bolo ties are made of, which made it look like a very large version of a ladies' watch. See this thread at VWF.
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    Re: Interesting Elgin waterproof watch from 1935

    That surely is a nice find :) !
    Have a great day!!!

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