Elgin “Legionnaire 403” men’s Art Deco design wristwatch in chromium nickel, circa 1929.
The “Legionnaire 403” has a tonneau-shaped case with black enamel Art Deco zig-zag designs on the bezel. It was priced to consumers at $21.50 in 1929. This example is in crisp, near mint condition with all of its alternating frosted and polished finishes intact. Caseback is superb and unnegraved. The case measures 35mm long and 30mm wide. Restored luminous dial is perfect. Has new glass crystal. The watch is powered by its correct 7-jewel Elgin grade 485 manual wind movement, just serviced and running strong.