Scarce Lord Elgin “Model 4517” men’s Retro Modern design wristwatch in solid 14K yellow gold with original 14K buckle, circa 1949.

In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Elgin offered many different models of men's wristwatches in solid gold. Most were sold for only a year or two, and none seem to have been made in great numbers.The “Model 4517” has a large rectangular case with angled lugs, and was priced at $130.00 in 1949. This example is in excellent condition showing only very slight wear. Caseback is superb and unengraved. Case measures 39mm long and 24mm wide. Original dial is excellent, has solid 18K gold applied numerals and markers. Original thick glass crystal is excellent. The watch is powered by its correct 21-jewel Elgin grade 626 manual wind movement, just serviced and running strong Has original Elgin 14K buckle, leather strap is new.