1936 ELGIN 'Dr Osler' Art Deco Doctor's Vintage Gents Watch
empressissi™ is pleased to offer this rare and sought after ELGIN model named after Dr. William Osler, known as the 'Father of modern medicine'. The watch has an early sweep seconds complication that is often associated with pulse count, favorite of doctors. It is in fantastic condition and is ready to wear or add to your collection.
The watch houses a strong hi grade 522 manual wind movement with sweep seconds, running on 15 jewels. According to public Elgin records, less than 40,000 such movements were made in total, not all of them for this particular model which makes this watch quite a rare find. It is cased in a slim and elegant signed 14K yellow gold filled case in slim design and overall excellent condition with just a tiny dent on the back. It comes with an original, near mint crystal and an original crown.
The dial is was professionally restored with the exact print and features gold plated numerals and an original set of hands.
This phenomenal Elgin watch measures 22mm side to side (excluding crown) and 39mm from top lug to bottom lug and is relatively modest in size even for vintage watches.
Attached to this watch is a brand new, quality padded genuine leather band in dark brown tone, 18mm wide, with anti-allergic buckle in matching tone.
Vintage watches are smaller than today's standards; To avoid the inconvenience of returns merely due to wrong size expectations, Please study the listed sizes and keep in mind that in most cases, vintage watches will be smaller than today's standards and are unlikely to fit a large wrist. For your convenience, and to better understand the proportions of vintage watches sizes, download and print a copy of our unique watch size reference PDF page.