Rare Lord Elgin Electronic 725 Stainless Steel
Here's your chance to own a very rare Lord Elgin 725 Electronic watch. Hamilton felt it's main competition to release the first battery powered watch was going to be from Elgin. Elgin announced their Electric watch in 1952, nearly 10 years before it was released. They were plagued with prototype problems, and did not release the watch for nearly 10 years after the announcement. It was done in a limited quantity in a single city, Chicago. The release was a failure, and Elgin quietly removed the watches from the market and destroyed them. Remaining examples of this watch are very rare, and most I've encountered are smaller gold filled examples. This example watch was considered to be their "sports" model. It actually runs quite well, and keeps excellent vintage time. I will warranty this watch for a full six months. It's a chance to wear a real working piece of history.
BRAND: Lord Elgin 725 Electronic
CASE: Stainless Steel
CASE BACK: Marked Stainless Steel, Waterproof, and inside marked Cased And Timed By Elgin National Watch Co., Star Watch Case Co., Stainless Steel, 2552, S220480
BAND/BRACELET: Brand New Genuine Leather Alligator Grain Brown Band with matching silver tone clasp
MOVEMENT: Electronic, marked Elgin, 725, U.S.A., 15 Jewels, 6 Adj.
SIZE: 34mm without crown, and 38mm lug to lug
CROWN: Excellent, On Back
CRYSTAL: Excellent, with no cracks
CASE: Excellent, with sharp edges
DIAL: Excellent, Silver, Original, with a touch of radium burn on the dial, marked Lord Elgin Electronic
HANDS: Gold Dauphine hour and minute hands, and gold seconds hand, all correct for this watch
BAND: Brand New
Guaranteed to arrive as described, or money back upon return, or return for any reason within 7 days for a full refund. I am an NAWCC (National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors) member and stand behind what I sell.