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Elgin 27J automatic wrist watch, heavy YBM & SS case, Ford advertising, boxed
PM Time Code: PMWE417
    Previous Price: $185.00
    Your Price: $145.00
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    Item Specifics:
    • Gender: Unisex
    • Age Description: vintage
    • Condition: Very Good
    • Company: Elgin
    • Jewels: 27J
    • Movement Type: self-wind (automatic)
    • Dial Material: metal
    • Dial Color: ivory/off-white
    • Dial Details: Ford advertising
    • Case Style: round
    • Case Material: Base Metal - Yellow, Stainless Steel
    • Case Size: 31mm in diameter x 38mm long
    • Band Size: 6in. to 7in.
      (measurement range includes watch length and band)
    • Band Style: leather strap
    • Crystal Material: glass
    • Box Information: red Elgin leatherette box
    Full Description:
    Elgin 27J automatic (self-winding) wrist watch, attractive off-white metal dial with crosshatch texture pattern, raised gold markers and depressed outer track with black minute markers has some light patina over most of dial (not distracting) but no heavy scratches or defects, small gold Ford emblem under center post, fancy gold steel hands and sweep second, heavy yellow base metal (YBM) & stainless steel (SS) round case with classic extended lugs is showing some moderate wear on lugs and frame but still attractive, measures approx. 31mm in diameter x 38mm lug to lug, textured brown leather band. This watch also comes with a red Elgin leatherette box with fitted red velvet and off-white satin interior. A high grade Ford advertising piece, still impressive to display and in very good condition, perfect to wear daily!
    A note on the advertising logos:
    On all but a few of the logos (mainly Packard from the Hamilton company and Studebaker from South Bend), the emblems would have been commissioned through a professional dial company after they left the watch factory to have the logo applied. For instance, a car dealership might have them added as a promotion; a motorcycle club would have ones done for each of their members, etc. In some cases, you will find a watch/logo combination that would have an earlier manufacture date for the watch than what you could have for the automotive company. In those cases we believe that what would likely have happened was that a club member would have provided their own watch to which the emblems would have be added.
    While some dial refinishing companies today still will add a logo to a dial, we can assure our customers that we do not make use of those services to add automobile logos to our vintage watch dials, with the exception of the Masonic emblems (please contact us directly if you have questions on the age of a specific Masonic watch dial). In most cases, the vintage advertising watch dials we have were purchased between the 1960's and early 1990's by our founder, Paul Zuercher, and have been in storage until we processed the watch for sale. And, while we will not add a new automobile logo to an existing dial, if you do see a watch you are interested in but are NOT interested in the advertising logo, drop us a note! We have many unadorned pocket watch dials in stock, and in the case of wrist watch dials, we can give you a quote on refinishing the dial as original or with a wide selection of colors and finishes.
    For more information, examples, and photos explaining how to wear our various vintage watches, visit our following
    "How To Wear" Guide.