Very scarce Elgin “Harvey S. Firestone” men’s Machine Age design wristwatch in 14K white gold fill, circa 1929.

Part of Elgin’s American Efficiency series, this very large watch was named in honor of Harvey L. Firestone (1868 to 1938), president of Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. It was one of only a handful of Elgin watches named for actual persons. It was priced to consumers at $41.00 in 1930. It is a very scarce model and this is only the fourth I have offered in 25 years. This example is in excellent condition with light brassing to the top and bottom edges of the bezel. Caseback is excellent and unengraved, with a few tiny dings. The case measures 40mm long and 29mm wide. Original dial is excellent, hands have replaced luminous. Glass crystal is excellent. The watch is powered by its correct 17-jewel Elgin grade 487 manual wind movement, just serviced and running strong.

Price $525. SOLD