Lord Elgin "Cheswick" men's Retro Modern design wristwatch in 14K yellow gold fill, circa 1952.
With its surrealist-inspired hour-glass case and dial, this model is often referred to as the "Salvador Dali" model by Elgin enthusiasts. It was priced at $71.50 in 1952. This example is in crisp, excellent condition with no brassing. Caseback is excellent and unegraved, with traces of its original factory-applied brushed finish. Case measures 40mm long and 23mm wide. Original dial is superb, has solid 18k gold applied numerals and markers. Has new glass crystal. The watch is powered by its correct 21-jewel Elgin grade 670 manual wind movement, just serviced and running strong.