RARE Elgin Moon Phase Quartz Watch
With a watchmaking history that started all the way back in 1864, the Elgin watch company is known for the premium-quality laborious watch models. The watches come with impressive design features and durable movements. And such is the case for this rare Elgin moon phase quartz watch.
An ideal fit for small to medium ladies' wrist sizes, this is a dress watch that looks so effortlessly elegant on the wrist. The gold-tone dial and bracelet elevate the luxurious design of this Elgin watch, but it's the moon phase feature that adds the finishing touch. The watch is a delight to look at, and thanks to its impressive condition, it would make a perfect gift for moon phase enthusiasts!
Dial diameter: 23 mm.
Condition: Very good condition.
Stainless steel back.
Base metal bezel.
And its star feature: the moon phase.
The watch is in working condition.
Luxury Gold-tone Watches
Part of our collection of luxury gold-tone watches, this vintage Elgin moon phase watch is a timepiece of rare beauty. Perfectly preserved, fully functional, and with a gorgeous design, this watch comes with a luxurious finish.
If you're looking for a reliable luxury gold-tone watch, this piece is surely worth considering. For more amazing vintage moon phase watches, check out our complete collection.
What is a moon phase watch?
By definition, a moon phase watch is one that relays the 29.5-day lunar cycle by exhibiting the current moonphase in an aperture on the dial. That’s also known as a moon-phase complication, complication meaning any feature on a watch that’s not directly related to the time display. A moon phase, by the way, is mankind’s practical way of describing the luminous (or visible) portion of the moon as it orbits the planet. Likewise, the bulk of moonphase watches present the moon in its current phase of the lunar cycle, using the aperture to hide any non-luminous parts. As one might imagine, specific designs and visuals vary from piece to piece.
Some of our Moon Phase watches rotate every 24 hours (moonphase-like) and others have the long moon phase watch function which rotates every 29.5 days.
Elgin was founded in 1864, right as the civil war was coming to an end. The first watch Elgin made, an 18 sized B W Raymond railroad grade watch, was finished in 1867 and over the next 100 years, they went on to produce about 60 million watches. Elgin produced its first wristwatch around 1910, leading most other American watch companies by many years.
Elgin was originally called the "National Watch Company". The name never really stuck and in 1874, they changed their name to the "Elgin National Watch Company" because most of the watch trade and public were calling them "watches from Elgin". They kept that name until the late 1960s when they stopped producing watches and changed their name to the "Elgin National Industries".
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