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Scarce Elgin ďRistfloĒ menís Streamline Moderne design driverís wristwatch in 10K yellow gold fill, circa 1939.
This radical, deeply curved design was advertised to be worn on the edge of the wrist and was Elginís entry into the driverís watch craze of the late 1930s. Offered only in 1939, it is quite scarce and this is only the second example I have ever offered. It is quite small for a manís model and was priced at $45.00. This example is in excellent condition showing only a few specks of brassing to the bezel corners. Caseback is excellent, with a presentation engraving and a few tiny specks of wear. It measures 40mm long and 24mm wide. Refinished gold embossed numeral dial is superb. Has new glass crystal. This watch is powered by its correct 17-jewel Elgin grade 533 manual wind movement, just serviced and running well.
Price $250. (SALE PENDING)