Elgin M135 diver c.1970

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Elgin M135 diver c.1970

645.00

While the Elgin National Watch Company effectively ended in 1968 when they ceased American manufacturing in their last plant in South Carolina, the Elgin brand continued to produce some great pieces with the turn of the decade in 1970.

The Elgin "M135" bakelite-bezeled diver watch is one of the desirable models to come about and has only continued to increase in popularity. Two of these models came with a solid black bezel and a black + orange bezel -- and this one is the former.

With great wrist presence at 38mm wide and a wonderfully contrasting orange sweep second hand and red day/date font, a quick glance makes this diver unmistakable. With a rock solid 25 jewel PUW 1463 base caliber motor inside, this piece has 1970 written all over it...and we definitely dig it!

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  • Movement:                 Elgin M135 (PUW 1463), 25 jewels, 18,000 bph
  • Case                           Signed stainless steel
  • Powered:                    Mechanical - Automatic
  • Case Width:               38 mm (38.5mm incl. crown)
  • Case Length:              46 mm
  • Lug Width:                 19.5 mm
  • Thickness:                  13mm
  • Crystal:                       High dome acrylic
  • Crown:                       Original, non-screw down
  • Band:                         New, mesh bracelet
  • Boxes:                        None

Function - This watch is wound automatically by the natural motion of your arm. It is recommended to wind the crown 10-15 times to typically give an initial power reserve to last 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.]