Lord Elgin “Back Knight” men’s Retro Modern design wristwatch in 14K yellow gold fill, circa 1954.
The “Black Knight” is one of the most collectible Elgin models from the 1950s and has a black honeycomb textured dial with Space Age gold numerals. It was priced at $79.50 in 1954. This example is in crisp, excellent condition showing only a few tiny specks of brassing to the highpoints of the lugs. Caseback is excellent and unengraved, with some light marks. The case measures 41mm long and 27mm wide. Original black finish dial is excellent, has solid gold applied fancy numerals and markers. Has new glass crystal. Watch is powered by its correct 21-jewel Elgin grade 680 manual wind movement, just serviced and running strong.