Vintage Men’s Watch, Elgin Excelle Watch, 17 Jewel Watch, Date Window, Sweep Second Hand, Circa Mid 1970s
Elegant, engaging Elgin Excelle…! Excellent mid century modern design.
Offered exclusively by the Delovelyness Collection on Etsy.
• Size – 34 mm wide x 38 mm lug to lug
• Working Condition – Winds, Sets, Runs
• Color – Gold plate case, stainless steel back
• Circa – 1970
• Movement – 17 Jewels
• Band – Vintage new old stock “Lion Head” green and red striped nylon band. The national colors of Portugal.
• Maker / Distributor – Elgin National Watch Compnay
• Remarks – Elgin introduced their Excelle line to emulate what Bulova was doing with its Caravelle line, providing a quality wind-up mechanical movement watch at a popular price point. Both companies were trying to reach the market share that was becoming dominated by Timex pin-lever watches, offering entry level well-made jeweled movement watches.
Dial is signed EXCELLE / 17 JEWELS. Back is signed EXCELLE / STAINLESS STEEL BACK / BASE METAL BEZEL / SHOCK PROTECTED. The original crown is signed with an E.
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