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1960s Vintage Elgin Sportsman 17 Jewels Gold-Plated Watch

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Sale price €290 EUR Regular price €350 EUR

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1960s Vintage Elgin Sportsman 17 Jewels Watch

Part of our premium collection, the 1960s vintage Elgin Sportsman 17 Jewels watch is a luxury timepiece that features a gold plated case, hour markers, and watch hands. For a watch that dates back to the 1960s, the gold-plating is quite impressive.  

The watch is powered by a mechanical manual-wind 17 Jewels movement. In the 1960s this would be considered an elegant sports watch, thus being named Elgin Sportsman.

Product details:
Brand: Elgin.
Condition: Very Good. 
Case width: 32 mm.
Case + strap length: 23 cm.
Wrist size: medium-large.
Stainless steel back.
Mechanical Movement.
17 Jewels.
Year: Circa 1960s

The watch is in working condition.

This is a vintage mechanical watch that has been preserved in very good condition. In order for it to keep time correctly, the watch needs to be hand-wound periodically.

About mechanical watches

mechanical watch is a watch that uses a clockwork mechanism to measure the passage of time, as opposed to quartz watches which function electronically, with the help of a small battery.

A mechanical watch is driven by a mainspring which must be hand-wound periodically. Its force is transmitted through a series of gears to power balance, a weighted wheel that oscillates back and forth at a constant rate. A device called an escapement releases the watch's wheels to move forward a small amount with each swing of the balance wheel, moving the watch's hands forward at a constant rate.

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