Elgin “Model 497” men’s Machine Age design wristwatch in 14K yellow gold fill, circa 1934.
The "Model 497" has a sharply-angled Machine Age design 6-sided case with ribs above and below the dial. It was priced at $37.50 in 1933. It is in excellent condition showing only a tiny amount of brassing to the highpoints of the bezel, and one tiny ding on the side of the case. Caseback is excellent and unengraved. Case measures 38mm long and 30mm wide. Original embossed dial is superb. Has new glass crystal. Watch is powered by its correct 17-jewel Elgin grade 487 manual wind movement, just serviced and running strong.