LORD ELGIN VINTAGE 1960'S SELF-WINDING FROM BUILDERS CLUB SOLID GF WATCH - $5K APPRAISAL & CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY
Behold a true horological marvel, a men's Lord Elgin wristwatch that epitomizes luxury and exclusivity. Crafted with meticulous precision, this timepiece boasts a lavish ensemble of 25 jewels set in a resplendent solid gold tone. The magnificence of this watch is further accentuated by its all-encompassing 10KGF composition – the case, back, crown, and lugs are all forged from this opulent material.
What sets this watch apart in the realm of extraordinary is its historically rich and unique backstory. Engraved on its back is the name 'A. Blackman,' commemorating a distinguished 22-year tenure with the Builders Club. This specific piece, a rare artifact from 1966, was a prestigious token of appreciation bestowed upon Mr. Blackman.
The most striking and unprecedented feature of this watch, which sets it apart even for seasoned collectors and connoisseurs like ourselves, is its front. Here lies an intricately engraved building – a bespoke embellishment we surmise was specially commissioned by Lord Elgin. This custom order hints at the watch’s exclusive lineage, likely created as a bespoke gift for esteemed members of the Builders Club.
Technically, the watch is a masterpiece. It features a high perpetual automatic movement, encapsulated in a self-winding mechanism showcased on the dial. The dial itself is an aesthetic wonder, bathed in a light platinum hue, complemented by gold markers and hands, all in an impeccable state of preservation.
A rarity among rarities is its claim of being waterproof, a term typically associated with Rolex due to their patent. This unique assertion by Lord Elgin elevates its collectible status.
The watch's crystal is a dome of perfection, crowning a pan-pie dial, and its overall condition can only be described as gem-like. Presumed to have been crafted around 1960, this watch was likely gifted a few years thereafter. It now pairs elegantly with a luxurious, handcrafted brown leather strap from Greece, enhancing its allure.
This Lord Elgin watch is not just a timepiece; it's a testament to extraordinary craftsmanship and a storied past, distinguished by its unique engravings and historical significance."
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This timeless piece will ship exactly as photographed in Mint Condition condition. This watch also comes with:
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Appraised Value: $5,000.00
Our Price: $995.00
Specifications of Watch
Solid Yellow Gold (10K) GF
After market strap & buckle
Approx. 35mm (end of case to end of crown)
Approx. 17mm (wide)
Up to Approx. 9-inches (around)
Self Winding (Automatic)
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