Lord Elgin ref. 1500 Day-Date Automatic Diver


Brand: Lord Elgin

Model: Day-Date Automatic Diver ref. 1500 (RARE); Swiss Made circa 1970s

Case: Solid stainless steel case with screw-down back is approximately 39mm excluding the original winding crown

Strap: Vintage 19mm perforated rubber Tropic-style diver strap with stainless steel tang buckle

Movement: Elgin cal. 352 (base AS 1986) self-winding automatic movement (17 jewels) with day-date display; unique quick-set date feature by pushing in the crown towards the case; 21,600 BPH; Swiss Made

Features: Stunning metallic blue dial with applied indices and Lord Elgin logo; original domed acrylic crystal; original black internal tension ring displays minutes/seconds with perfect Tritium lume plots; original white handset with luminous sweeping-seconds hand; day-date display at 3 o'clock; unique quick-set date feature by pushing in the crown towards the case; original 24-hour rotating bezel; cool case shape (solid stainless steel)

Condition: Mint condition overall with only the slightest signs of wear from storage and handling; solid stainless steel case is razor sharp and completely unpolished; a few very minor hairline scratches on the caseback with all printing defined and clearly visible; very attractive blue dial with one blemish to the metallic coating beneath the hand post; original handset with all luminous material in tact and matching; original domed acrylic crystal exhibits a few very minor superficial scratches; original black internal tension ring with perfect Tritium lume plots; superb original 24-hour bezel with original lume dot present and in tact (rare to see)

Other: This rare Lord Elgin diver's watch was acquired directly from a former employee of the Elgin Watch Company and appears to be nearly new old stock (NOS) and unworn - We have yet to see another example exactly like it! And how about that dial? The combination of metallic blue and silver with a white date wheel is absolutely incredible. Let's not forget about the crisp 24-hour bezel and internal black tension ring with perfect Tritium lume plots... This watch also wears extremely well on the wrist with its unique case shape and vintage rubber diver strap.

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