Lord Elgin ref. 1501 Day-Date Automatic Diver


Brand: Lord Elgin

Model: Day-Date Automatic Diver ref. 1501; Swiss Made circa 1970s

Case: Solid stainless steel case with screw-down back is approximately 43mm; top crown rotates the internal bezel; bottom crown winds and sets the watch

Bracelet: 19mm vintage-style stainless steel mesh bracelet (adjustable size via sliding clasp)

Movement: Elgin cal. 347 (base ETA 2630) self-winding automatic movement (17 jewels) with day-date display; standard quick-set date function when crown is pulled out to the first setting position; time setting in second position; 21,600 BPH; Swiss Made

Features: Stunning original metallic blue dial with applied indices and Lord Elgin logo; original handset with luminous sweeping-seconds hand; day-date display at 3 o'clock; quick-set date; rotating internal bezel via top crown displays elapsed time (i.e. during dives); cool circular 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; crisp caseback with all text clearly visible and one minor toolmark; near-perfect metallic blue dial with creamy Tritium lume plots on the outer edge of each hour marker; original Tritium handset with all luminous material in tact and matching

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 a metallic blue sunburst finish with applied silver accents is absolutely incredible, especially in direct sunlight. And at 43mm, this watch wears extremely well on the wrist with its unique circular case shape and retro stainless steel mesh bracelet. With its funky '70s vibe, you won't run into anyone wearing the same watch!

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