Very rare vintage solid gold and diamond Lord Elgin wristwatch with diamonds on the as well as the bezel. The watch is crafted in solid 14kt yellow gold with perhaps a one-of-a-kind 6 diamond dial and 12 diamond bezel both of which are set with a total of 12 clear, brilliant cut diamonds. This mid-century watch is signed many times over with 14kt hallmark on the inside and reverse of the caseback. The watch has 'crab claw' style lugs which adds to this fancy case. The white dial is signed Lord Elgin with alternating diamonds and Arabic numeral, with a subseconds at six o'clock. This is a 21 jewel signed Elgin 680 movement, sets and winds smoothly. Comes fitted with a nicely broken in black band makes this watch ready to wear or give as a gift.
CONDITION: The watch is in excellent condition. The dial is very good with some aging evident upon close magnification and inspection. The watch is running strong and keeps time to about 3 minutes per day which a cleaning would take care of. The crystal shows no wear to the eyes but has minute scuffs, again, something that can be easily dealt with if it offends.
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My collecting story starts after watching Astaire and Rogers float across a dance floor as a young girl, I have loved art deco design, art, fashion and jewelry. So bold and beautiful, and so different from anything that came before it. Art deco changed social and design sensibilities forever. A lifetime collector of high quality antiques and vintage, I started by making contacts, researching and learning. Picking the best of the best, I live with art deco and vintage decor and used to wear the fashions of the day. To say that I feel in love is an understatement. I reveled in the fact that I was able to reflect my unique style and sensibilities with a marriage of old and new.
Since I was in my teens I have bought what pleases me, what I find beautiful and unique, and the things that speak to me on a creative level. I hope that you can see and feel the passion and love that I feel for antiques and vintage pieces and share with you. You will find art deco, collectible and vintage fine art paintings, original illustrations and magazine covers, home decor, marble, alabaster and metal lamps, nude flapper table lamps, sterling silver decorative accents and tableware for the home and entertaining, designer and estate jewelry and fine vintage watches in my shop.