Rare Lord Elgin “Diamond Bezel” men’s Retro Modern design wristwatch in solid 14K yellow gold with diamond bezel, circa 1947.
This case design was featured in several Elgin advertisements from the late 1940s, but without being identified by name or model number. It was priced at $115.00 in 1947. This example has two 6-1/2 point diamonds added by a jeweler at an additional cost of $134.00 as noted on the attached original invoice. It is in excellent condition showing only very light wear. The two round, brilliant cut diamonds are clear and bright. Caseback is excellent and unengraved. Case measures 36mm long and 25mm wide. Original dial is excellent, with a few light marks. Has new glass crystal. Watch is powered by its correct 21-jewel Elgin grade 559 manual wind movement, just serviced and running strong.