Scarce Lord Elgin “Model 4502” men’s Retro Modern design wristwatch in solid 14K yellow gold, circa 1942.
This was Elgin‘s first asymmetric case design, resembling a scroll being unrolled from bottom to top. The “Model 4502” was priced to consumers at $150.00 in 1942. It is in crisp, excellent to condition showing only very slight wear. Caseback is excellent and unengraved. The case measures 36mm long and 20mm wide. Original dial is very good, with some faint patina in the center. Glass crystal is superb. The watch is powered by its correct 21-jewel Elgin grade 559 manual wind movement, just serviced and running strong.