Lord Elgin “Thornton” men’s Retro Modern design railroad presentation wristwatch in 14K yellow gold fill with black inlay, circa 1954.
The “Thornton” has a flared case with black inlay and was priced at $79.50 in 1954. This example was presented by the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway for 45 years of service. It is in crisp, excellent condition with no brassing. Black inlay has been perfectly restored. Case back is superb. Case measures 36mm long and 26mm wide. Original dial is superb. Has new glass crystal. The watch is powered by its correct 21-jewel Elgin grade 670 manual wind movement, just serviced and running strong.