Lord Elgin Aquamaster
Lord Elgin Aquamaster
The Lord Elgin brand traditionally always made the nicer, higher end models that the Elgin watch company offered, such as their more expensive gold pieces in the middle of the 20th century. As the mid- 60's came and passed, the Lord Elgin brand continued their focus on fresh styling, but they came out with some more "sporty" models, like these Aquamasters.
These Aquamaster models have such an appealing style that you'll find sparsely in other models of the period. A fully tucked, hidden crown and short, angled lugs (some might call them "turtle legs") puts enough focus on the dial and domed crystal -- But combine that with a broad dial surrounded by a matching chapter ring and you really have a wonderful view. Dual color baton hands and contrasting black/white day-date wheels make the style nothing short of late '60s classic.
Oh, and don't forget the raised nautical sextant caseback!
- Movement: AS 1700, 17 jewels, 18,000bph
- Case Swiss Elgin-signed stainless steel
- Powered: Mechanical - Automatic
- Case Width: 35.1 mm
- Case Length: 37.5 mm
- Lug Width: 18 mm
- Thickness: 13.4mm
- Crystal: Acrylic domed
- Crown: Original, recessed/"hidden" crown
- Band: Genuine leather
- Boxes: None
Function - This watch is wound by the movement of your arm throughout the day. It is recommended to wind the crown 8-10 times to start the watch and your natural movement should continue to power the watch throughout the day.
[All vintage watches are expected to function as described. However, due to age and generally unknown service history (unless otherwise stated), these watches may not keep time as accurately as new or quartz (battery) watches. This is completely normal and does not indicate that there is a major problem. Like your automobile, all mechanical watches will likely need to be serviced at some point in time. Please keep this in mind, as there is no guarantee regarding when these vintage watches may need standard maintenance. Every watch sold by Buying On Time is done so with the expectation that it is not currently in need of service or repair, unless noted. We guarantee that all watches sold are accurately described and in the stated condition when they leave our hands.]