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    Elgin, Rare 18k Gold "50 Millionth Anniversary" Watch, circa 1951
    Case: 18 yellow gold, two body, large hinged and hooded lugs, 38 mm x 20 mm
    Dial: black, dot and line markers, sub seconds, gold circle and Dauphine hands
    Movement: No. 50000966, grade 670, gold plate finish, 21 jewels, 7 adjustments
    Band: crocodile, plated buckle


    This Lord Elgin, known as the 50 Millionth Anniversary watch, is truly a rare example. The model was release in 1951 to celebrate Elgin's 50th anniversary and to mark the 50th million watch production. It was a limited release, only 1000 watches were made. The case is crafted out of 18 karat yellow gold with hinged oversize hooded lugs. Powered by Elgin's caliber 670 a 21 jewel mechanical movement with 7 adjustments. Elgin was the first manufacturer to produce 50 million watches. The actual 50th million watch known as the "red feather" resides at Elgin History Museum.


    Condition Report*: Type: Elgin, Rare 18k Gold "50 Millionth Anniversary" Watch, circa 1951
    Dial: black, dot and line markers, sub seconds
    Hands: gold circle and Dauphine hands
    Metal: 18 yellow gold
    Case Info: two body, large hinged and hooded lugs, 38 mm x 20 mm
    Crystal: acrylic
    Watch Movement: No. 50000966, grade 670, gold plate finish, 21 jewels, 7 adjustments
    Band: crocodile, plated buckle
    Condition: The movement is good and running. Servicing recommended. The case is in excellent condition. Dial is refinished.
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    Auction Dates
    December, 2019
    10th Tuesday
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