Elgin's heritage in the manufacture of watches is legendary and they made many serviceable watches for every walk of life. This particular Elgin has a bit of wear at the case corners (easy to see in the photo but not apparent in-person) but it is very inexpensive. Our watch maker has it winding, setting, and keeping time just as it did when it was first sold circa 1936. It has an original two tone dial with a silvered chapter rectangle that is centered by a gold square and a gold seconds bit. The yellow gold filled case measures 25 mm in width (without the crown), by 32 mm lug to lug, by 12 mm thick. The movement is a seven jewel, 3/4 plate, nickel movement that is ticking like the proverbial top. It also has its original yellow gold-filled expansion band that completes the look. It is such a bargain that I think you should consider gifting it to someone who has deserved it this year!
You probably already know that "Automatic" (self-winding) watches are in demand, especially these early ones. Autos always command more money because they are more complicated and have more working parts in them. This Thorsen Auto is not a well-known brand here in America, but it is a reliable watch for not much dough. The Chrome & Stainless Steel case measures 35 mm in diameter, by 40 mm lug to lug, by 12 mm thick. Make sure you notice how interesting the dial is. It is hard to see in the photos but if you look carefully at the side view you will be able to discern the interesting texture that it has. It has rays that spread out from the center of the dial for each chapter. These rays are separated for each segment and then just below the chapters there is an arcade that edges the rays emanating from the dial center, separated by small dots of lume (no longer glowing). The hands are silvered with lume at their centers (no longer glowing) and it has a silvered central sweep second hand. The watch looks great and it has its original finish. Just below the dial center it is marked "Waterproof" and "Shockproof" and then, finally, at the bottom of the dial it is marked "Swiss". This would be an excellent entry watch for someone who is just getting their feet wet with vintage watches. Its not expensive, its good looking, and a piece that will serve its owner for years to come. Our one year warranty, for parts and labor, will allow you to buy with confidence.
Wow, what an unusual Ladies Rose Gold wristwatch. It is what we would call "Retro" today. During the 1930's the Art Deco style was in full bloom and there are a few examples of rare watches that appear from time to time. This is a perfect example. Make sure you take a look at the "Zoom-In" views of this beautiful case. The shot of the side view tells the story perfectly. The case swoops up from the base to a plateau that holds 7 rubies at the top and at the bottom of the dial. On top of each of the lugs themselves there are three diamonds, and, as if this is not enough, the entire case is 18k solid Rose Gold with a matching, beaded, Rose Gold band. The case measures 12 mm in width (not including the crown) by 38 mm lug to lug, by 10 mm thick. Now take a look at the crystal...it follows a perfect curved arch that amplifies the look of the silvered dial. In addition to all of this the Roman Numerals on the dial are mirrored gold. The 15 jewel Swiss movement is performing perfectly and our one year warranty will allow you to buy with confidence.
The OMEGA Speedmaster Professional Chronograph has a unique place in the history of space exploration as the only piece of equipment to have been used in all of NASA’s manned space missions from Gemini in the mid-1960s to the current International Space Station program. And, in 1969, when astronaut Buzz Aldrin stepped on the lunar surface - the second human being ever to do so - he was wearing a Speedmaster Professional. From that moment on, the timepiece became known as The Moonwatch, the first watch worn on the Moon. First introduced in 1966 and made for many years in varying configurations, Omega was unaware that NASA had selected the "Speedmaster" for their space mission until one was spotted on the wrist of Edward White during his Gemini IV space walk. In later years Omega discovered that the "Speedmaster" had qualified for all manned space missions at which point the "First Watch Worn on the Moon" inscription was added. This particular watch is an "Omega Speedmaster Pro Mark III" circa 1972 which is one of the later iterations of the Speedmaster Professional. Omega used a 22 jewel, caliber 1040 movement in this watch that is an automatic. The movement was based on Lemania’s caliber 1340. Later on, Omega did a chronometer certification for this movement as well and labeled it as caliber 1041. The Speedmaster Mark III is certainly not for the faint-hearted, as it is a very large and heavy chronograph that really makes an impression. The case shape is referred to as the "Darth Vader" because of similarities in its profile. We think that this watch will garner stares and questions whenever you wear it. The two subsidiary dials show constant seconds, elapsed hours, and a twenty-four hour indicator (for military time) in combination with the constant seconds dial. Elapsed minutes are shown on a separate hand that is centrally mounted and it has a distinctive airplane wing-like cross member that indicates the elapsed minutes on the chapter ring, and, finally a date window in the 3 o'clock position. What else could you want? The watch measures 41mm in diameter, by 52mm lug-to-lug, by 16mm in thickness (an American quarter measures 26 mm in diameter). The dial, case and movement are all properly signed and it has its original stainless steel bracelet to boot. Talk about a like-new great looking workhorse-of-a-chronograph...this is it! It is one of the nicest Professional Mark III, Automatic, Speedmasters we have ever had...don't miss it!
The stainless steel case and stainless steel band are in excellent condition - as the pictures reveal. Remember all of our timepieces come with our famous one year parts and labor warranty so that you may buy with confidence!
Every once and awhile a watch crosses our path that we have never seen before. That is certainly the case here. This is an Eloga Bracelet Watch.Yes, we have had this brand before, but never this configuration, and that is because it is a custom designed watch made from ladies slide chain slides that adorned the slide chains for ladies pendant watches from the late 1890's.
The company had its origins in 1917 when Fritz and Hans Spahr started a watch-making concern in Lengnau in Berne, Switzerland - an very bold step in the midst of the First World War. During this turbulent period of history the Swiss watch-making industry continued to gain headway both qualitatively and quantitatively, and the timepieces produced by the Spahr brothers under the name Eloga gained in prestige.
Fritz Spahr junior became managing director after his father retired, and with the support of his uncle he displayed the necessary courage and perseverance required to build a new factory in 1941, in the dark days of the Second World War. Built near the train station in Lenglau, the premises were ultra-modern and met the demands of the increasingly sophisticated manufacturing methods.
It was not long before the younger Spahr’s solid training, professional skills and experience contributed to the growth and diversification of the company’s production of wrist watches. He mastered to perfection artistic and scientific timepieces, from sophisticated and sumptuously adorned ladies’ watches to high-calibre and complex sporting men’s watches.
It was in this era that the trade press named Eloga as one of the leading specialists in sports watches, with the diver’s model receiving particular acclaim. Fritz Spahr junior continued to guide the company with his customary brilliance and foresight until his premature death in 1965.
A Woman at the Helm
His widow, Grety Spahr, next took over the company’s reins, expertly shouldering all her husband’s responsibilities. With the help of daughter Gisela a new day dawned for Eloga watches, with the women offering more feminine and graceful Eloga watches. They ultimately launched the production of luxury watches for a more sophisticated European clientele.
Eloga, the Diamond watch
Allowing their imaginations free rein, the Eloga women designed and created innumerable elegant Eloga watch designs, from diamond-studded brooch watches to bracelet jewellery, like the one we are presenting here, containing a concealed timepiece. Eloga watches fascinated women across Europe and over the Atlantic and the emergence of infinitely more varied and daring designs garnered many adherents in the prestigious world society. The company moved ahead by using high-grade diamonds and other precious gems. Eloga became acclaimed for its unique collection of jewelled watches, while the longevity and reliability means that an Eloga timepiece is truly of timeless value.
When Father Time was first getting started, Circa 1979, it was the fashion for ladies to collect Victorian Slides and have them made into bracelets. During Victorian times ladies wore small pocket watches on a chain around their neck and the chain had a small slide that the owner could move up or down the chain to adapt to different collar configurations. This is where these slides came from. Some fashionable woman at Eloga wanted to combine the look of the Victorian Slide Bracelets to give this watch a unique appearance. This is the result. The Eloga movement is from the mid 1950's. The unique combination of these two styles have made a truly stunning and unique watch. It is also unusual because it is all 14K solid gold. There were many gold-filled slides but not too many 14K solid gold ones so the original hunt for these slides must have taken a long time. Take time to notice that the slides contain an amythest, a cabouchon coral, a ruby, a tiger's eye, 2 cameos, two emeralds, two garnets, and 4 seed pearls....what more could you want? The icing on the cake however is the spring loaded enameled gold cap that makes the watch into a hunting case (where the dial is hidden under the lid). It also has a unique framework around the watch head that sports 4 blue sapphires. The owner would lift the beautiful enameled portrait lid to reveal the watch dial. Once the time was discerned the lid would snap back into place covering the dial and the bracelet would be displayed with no hint of the watch evident. Quite dramatic! If you or your loved one wants something unique then this may be the watch for you. One one year warranty for parts and labor will allow you to buy with confidence.
Elgin produced watches in Elgin, Illinois (a Chicago suburb), for over 100 years. They were the largest and most prolific of the American manufacturers and everything they turned their hand to was well made and as a testament to their prowess there are many Elgins still ticking away today. This gentleman's Elgin is one of them, and what a handsome case and dial configuration it has. This handsome rectangular case houses a very nice 17 jewel movement that our head watchmaker has running like a top. The case is yellow gold-filled and it measures 27mm, by 8mm thick, by 37mm lug to lug. The case is in good shape showing only minor wear. The two-tone silvered dial is very unusual because it is contrasted a yellow chapter column, Roman Numerals at the even chapters, a seconds bit that echos the case shape and by gold baton hands. There is a scratch at the 10 o'clock position but it is after all the original dial. It sports a snake grain band that completes the look. For a watch made Circa 1947, it is a real winner, for not much dough. Our one year warranty for parts and labor will allow you to buy with confidence.
If you visit our site often you already know that Elgin was the largest maker of watches in the world. You probably also know that their watches were wonderfully engineered and very reliable. Another thought that we have is that there are many, many parts still available to restore any watch in their line. This bodes well for keeping these watches running for generations. This particular Elgin was made in 1947 and, even back then, it was not the normal configuration. It has what we call a "hooded lug" meaning that the portion of the case that stretches between the lugs somewhat obscures the end of the band, thereby creating an integrated look. The whole lug configuration on this Elgin is quite elegant, not only in the way the band attaches, but also in the way the lugs are attached to the main case body. When you look at the Zoom-In photos you will see that there is a space between the band attachment and the case body. You will also see two stylized gold balls that hold it in place with clear space between them. The yellow gold-filled case measures 29mm in diameter, by 40mm lug to lug, with a thickness of 8mm. The case houses a 17 jewel movement that is as clean as a whistle. The silvered dial is a beauty and it displays a nice size seconds bit at the six o"clock position. Our head watch maker has it winding, setting, and keeping time like the day it was made and our one year warranty, for parts and labor will allow you to buy with confidence!
Seth Thomas was a very famous maker of clocks in Massachusetts and they garnered a great reputation for excellence and quality. However, many folks do not know that they also had their name on a line of Swiss made wristwatches. By 1968 Seth Thomas and General Time were amalgamated and essentially using the Seth Thomas name but all the product was coming from Switzerland. This particular watch is in great shape. It has a 10k yellow gold-filled case with a stainless steel back for wearing longevity. It measures 31mm in diameter by 40mm lug to lug, by 12mm thick. The dial is a silvered two tone that is in excellent condition, and all original. The movement is a seventeen jewel automatic that is running perfectly. As you can see in the "Zoom-In" photos the case back tells you that it is water and shock resistant, anti-magnetic, and automatic. This is a lot of watch for not much dough. It is fully restored and warrantied for one year for parts and labor so that you can buy with confidence.
No you are not seeing double, we are very lucky to have two of these outstanding Omegas
The OMEGA Speedmaster Professional Chronograph has a unique place in the history of space exploration as the only piece of equipment to have been used in all of NASA’s manned space missions from Gemini in the mid-1960s to the current International Space Station program. And, in 1969, when astronaut Buzz Aldrin stepped on the lunar surface - the second human being ever to do so - he was wearing a Speedmaster Professional. From that moment on, the timepiece became known as The Moonwatch, the first watch worn on the Moon. First introduced in 1966 and made for many years in varying configurations, Omega was unaware that NASA had selected the "Speedmaster" for their space mission until one was spotted on the wrist of Edward White during his Gemini IV space walk. In later years Omega discovered that the "Speedmaster" had qualified for all manned space missions at which point the "First Watch Worn on the Moon" inscription was added. This particular watch is an "Omega Speedmaster Pro Mark III" circa 1970 which is one of the later iterations of the Speedmaster Professional. Omega used a 22 jewel, caliber 1040, ref.176.002 movement in this watch that is an automatic. The movement was based on Lemania’s caliber 1340. Later on, Omega did a chronometer certification for this movement as well and labeled it as caliber 1041. The Speedmaster Mark III is certainly not for the faint-hearted, as it is a very large and heavy chronograph that really makes an impression. The case shape is referred to as the "Darth Vader" because of similarities in its profile. We think that this watch will garner stares and questions whenever you wear it. The two subsidiary dials show constant seconds, elapsed hours, and a twenty-four hour indicator (for military time) in combination with the constant seconds dial. Elapsed minutes are shown on a separate hand that is centrally mounted and it has a distinctive airplane wing-like cross member that indicates the elapsed minutes on the chapter ring, and, finally a date window in the 3 o'clock position. This Mark III has the desirable dark blue dial that you can see in the "Zoom-In" views. The subsidiary dial at the 9 o'clock position is half light blue and half light grey for ease of reading. The elapsed time hand has a bright orange tip that makes it look like a jet plane and the recorded hours sub dial is a high contrast silver. The watch measures 41mm in diameter (without the crown), by 52mm lug-to-lug, by 16mm in thickness (an American quarter measures 26 mm in diameter). The dial, case and movement are all properly signed and it has its original stainless steel bracelet to boot. Talk about a like-new great looking workhorse-of-a-chronograph...this is it! It is one of two of the nicest Professional Mark III, Automatic, Speedmasters we have ever had...don't miss it!
The stainless steel case and stainless steel band are in excellent condition - as the pictures reveal. Remember all of our timepieces come with our famous one year parts and labor warranty so that you may buy with confidence!
An alarm in your watch? Really? Yep, it was a big deal in the 1950's. Just set it and it would chirp like a cricket when it was set to go off! You may have heard of the Rolex "President" and you may be aware of how watch companies are in a constant search for celebrity endorsements to promote their products, but long before this was a fact of life Vulcain was known as the "Watch of Presidents" . Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Harry Truman were all Vulcain owners. Vulcain had its beginnings way back in 1858 in Switzerland, but their claim to fame was born in 1947 when they developed, perfected, and brought to market their "Cricket Alarm Watch". This is one of their famous "Cricket Alarm Watches". Vulcain had succeeded by solving the problem of incorporating a striking mechanism within the small space of a wristwatch case, while still allowing it to be heard and felt on the wrist. Today every manner of electronic device can ring and alert you, but back in the day this was an absolute marvel. I remember my uncle, who was a hot shot salesman, coming home one day with a "Cricket" on his wrist and all of us kids crowded around to get a glimpse of it and to hear it go off. It was magic! Today these watches are sought after for their novelty and great engineering. This particular Vulcain Cricket" made between 1958 and 1961 is one of the nicest ones we have ever had, and all original as well. Make sure you take a look at the "Zoom-In" photos to see how nice it looks from every angle. The case measures 34mm in diameter (not including the crown), by 42mm lug to lug. by 12mm thick. You will notice that there is a long hand with an arrowhead tip at its end; this is the alarm indicator. You simply set that hand by depressing the alarm pusher at the two o'clock position and then rotating the crown until it indicates the time you wish it to sound. Once the alarm goes off you can stop the alarm by, once again, pressing the pusher and then you may re-set to a new time if you desire. The case is yellow gold-filled with a stainless steel back and the back has sound apertures so the alarm is easily heard as well as felt. The silvered dial has applied gold markers that give it a classy look...unfortunately it is also quite hard to photograph...but I can assure you it is a beauty. When you can see it in-person it is stunning. This Vulcain "Cricket" is as nice as it can be... and it can be yours! Our watchmakers have this 17 jewel marvel perfectly restored mechanically and it comes with a one year warranty for parts and labor. This will assure you flawless performance with a watch you can own for a lifetime.
First, and most importantly, Omega is a great brand that has endured the test of time. Oversize Omegas, like this one are very desirable and we constantly look for great examples. This one came from a private collection of a gentleman that took really good care of his possessions. It was a model made for the South American market and is a size rarely seen in North America. Not only is this Omega an oversize, measuring 38mm in diameter (not including the crown) by 44mm lug to lug, by 10mm thick, but it also sports a perfectly aged, silvered dial that is still in great shape showing only minor age spots. The large seconds bit takes up all the space between the 6 o'clock position and the center of the dial (very large indeed). Most of the oversize Omega's we find had their start south of the equator, since this was not a size marketed to North America in any great numbers. The 15 jewel, manual wind movement is in great condition and is running like a top. Our head watchmaker has completely restored this beauty so that it is winding, setting, and keeping time just like it did back in the day, circa 1947. The stainless steel case assures you of many, many years of wear without looking worn. The silvered dial will garner the admiring looks of your friends and acquaintances and our one year warranty for parts and labor will assure you of trouble free performance. Why not own an interesting and historic Omega....it could be yours!
Would you like a real nice gentleman's Omega, fully restored, and at a great price! If so, then this may be the watch for you. As you can probably tell we here at Father Time are smitten with the Omega brand! Everything they put their hand to was highly engineered and beautifully designed. This particular Omega "Automatic" is a case-in-point. Not only is it a handsome, silvered dial watch in a sleek yellow gold filled case, but it houses a real nice 17 jewel, caliber 550, "Bumper" automatic (self-winding) movement. Now take a look at the "Zoom-In" views and you will see that it sports gold bar markers at the chapters, with a set of Arabic numerals at the 12 o'clock position, and it has its original logo marked crown, a large seconds bit at the 6 o"clock position, and great looking "Teardrop" lugs. The case measures 34mm in diameter (an American Quarter measures 24mm) by 40mm lug to lug, by 10mm thick. The yellow gold-filled case is in great condition and it has a screw-down case back. These screw-down cases are a really nice because they prevent debris from entering the watch case thru a case back seam. Our watchmakers have serviced the movement and report that it is as accurate as the day it left the factory in Switzerland. The movement bears the pink gold plating that is an Omega trademark for corrosion resistance that lasts 100 years. This watch was made circa 1954 and it is a real classic. You really couldn't ask for a nicer watch to wear on a daily basis and, with the gold filled case, a watch that will look great for decades. Remember all of our timepieces come with our famous one year warranty, for parts and labor, so that you may buy with confidence. Grab this one while you can!
Girard-Perregaux is a high-end Swiss watch manufacture with its origins dating back to 1791. It is situated in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland and is a part of the Sowind group, a subsidiary of Kering. Their watchs have always been beautiful to behold and are well made. This particular Girard Perregaux is no exception. It is the kind of dress watch that slips easily under a french cuff and sits unobtrusively on the wrist. Executed in 14k solid gold, the case measures 32mm in diameter by 36mm lug to lug, by 8mm thick. Notice the "Seahawk" designation just above the 6 o'clock position, this is the indicator that the watch is very well sealed against moisture and dust. The silvered dial is beautiful in its simplicity and easy to read. The Roman Numerals give it a very different and elegant look. Yes, this is a very nice watch that we have fitted with genuine black lizard band that suits it well. If you want a great looking Swiss dress watch from 1961, then this may be the one for you!
Elgin produced watches in Elgin, Illinois (a Chicago suburb), for over 100 years. They were the largest, most prolific of the American manufacturers, and the "Lord Elgin" was their premier product. It was produced in 19, 21, and 23 jewels. This particular Elgin is a 21 jewel beauty that is very cool watch in more ways than one. First the 21 jewel movement is a thing of mechanical beauty and, second, the minimalist dial has a great patina due to perfect aging, third the applied gold Arabic markers are located at the cardinal points, and forth the curved & rilled lugs are very handsome. If you take a look at the "Zoom-In" photos you can see the evenly aged patina on the silvered dial that gives it a very desirable vintage look. You will also notice that there is a symbol just below the Elgin name and this means the watch is fitted with an unbreakable "Durapower" mainspring....quite a feat back in the day. In short this is one killer wristwatch from the late 1940s. The case is yellow gold filled measuring 22mm in width by 34mm lug to lug, by 8mm think, and is running like the proverbial top. Also notice how nice the small seconds bit is at the 6 o'clock position. We have fitted the watch with a great looking alligator band, but the crowning glory is the original box and hang tag and Elgin booklet. This handsome timepiece is in fantastic original condition and just waiting for a man's or a woman's wrist to adorn. Remember all of our timepieces come with our famous one year warranty, for parts and labor, so that you may buy with confidence.
Bulova was a very prolific Swiss company that made great watches for which there are many parts still available. These were well designed not only from a cosmetic perspective but also from an engineering stand point. This is a really nice watch that, although it was designed for a gentleman's wrist, would look great on a ladies wrist was well. It is a 21 jewel, in rose gold filled case, with a rose gold dial, blued steel stick hands, and a seconds bit at the 6 o'clock position. The case measures 21mm wide (not including the crown), by 34mm lug to lug. A very nice, elegant watch that will give you years of service and our one year warranty for parts and labor will give you the confidence you need when purchasing a vintage wristwatch.
The 1930's exhibited a heavy influence of Art Deco design that was sprinkled throughout the watch world and, if you were an "in the know" gentleman, you would have purchased a great looking Deco design for your wrist. This cushion shaped Elgin is just such a watch at a price that won't sap your funds. We offer it here today as an affordable watch with a design that has stood the test of time. Notice the two-tone silvered dial with a copper colored minute track that skirts the dial perimeter with Deco Arabic numerals at the 12, 2, 4, 8, and 10, while the other chapters are represented by copper colored dots with black enclosures. The seconds bit, at the 6 o'clock position echoes the overall case shape. The case which measures 29mm wide by 10mm thick, by 37mm lug to lug has a yellow gold filled top (matching the hands) and a stainless steel back for wearing longevity. The fifteen jewel movement is running like a top and is good to go for another generation to appreciate. We have fitted it with a dark brown lizard grain strap that suits it perfectly. Remember all of our watches come with a one year warranty for parts and labor so that you may buy with confidence.
If you are a regular here at the Father Time site you already know that we believe that Hamilton was the best manufacturer in America. Not only were they the best in terms of total quality they were also very competitive. In the late 1930's and early 1940's the watch company designers were focused on making slightly larger and longer wristwatches. The rectangular shape was in style and there were many riffs on this theme. This particular Hamilton "Donald" is one of the real classic looks in solid yellow gold that they produced in 1941. Its solid gold case measures 28mm in width by 36mm lug to lug. The silvered dial sports applied gold Arabic numerals, gold "dagger" hands, and a brown lizard band with a 14k solid gold buckle completes the look. The nineteen jewel gold medal movement, caliber 981, is in pristine condition and is winding, setting, and keeping time just as it should. This is the kind of dress watch that you can own for a lifetime...don't miss it!
Longines has been a mover and shaker in the watch world since its inception in Saint-Imier, Switzerland in 1832. Founded by Auguste Agassiz, Longines has been a steady beacon for timekeeping. This watch is representative of their quality and robustness in the market. It was made circa 1972 and executed in brushed stainless steel case, with a charcoal dial and applied stainless steel bar markers at the chapters, and a date window at the 3 o'clock position. The model is the "Conquest" Automatic (self winding) with a central sweep seconds hand. The case measures 37mm in width by 40mm lug to lug and it sports a minimally stitched, 18mm, textured, brown leather band. The movement is a 25 jewel workhorse that will give you great service for generations to come. This is a model we have never had the privilege to own before, due to its scarcity in the market. What really caught our attention, other than its great looks, is the pristine condition of the case, dial, and movement. This is as nice as it gets...what a handsome watch...and it can be yours. Remember all of our watches come with our famous one year warranty for parts and labor so that you may buy with confidence.
This is a Swiss Leber (made by the Harper Watch Co.) 17 Jewel manual wind wristwatch from the late 1950's that is in great condition. If you are looking for a very presentable everyday wristwatch that will not break the bank, then this may be the one for you. It has a great looking dial with unusual "Arrowhead" markers at the cardinal points and a pair of beautiful "Dagger" hands with a central sweep seconds hand. The case is all stainless steel (measuring 32mm in diameter by 38mm lug to lug) which is great for everyday wearing and it is resistant to magnetism and shock. You will notice that it has a dial designation that refers to the "Unbreakable" mainspring that was a fairly new feature in the 50's. It also has its original expansion band, but it can take a nice leather, lizard, or croco band just as easily. It is winding, setting and keeping time just as it should. Our one year warranty for parts and labor will allow to make this your own without worry. It can be yours!
Elgin produced watches in Elgin, Illinois (a Chicago suburb), for over 100 years. They were the largest and most prolific of the American manufacturers and everything they turned their hand to was well made and as a testament to their prowess there are many Elgins still ticking away today. This gentleman's Elgin is one of them, and what a handsome case and dial configuration it has. This is what we call a "Tonneau" case due to its shape. It houses a seven jewel movement that our head watchmaker has running like a top. The case is a three part, yellow gold filled and it measures 28mm at its widest by 22 at its thinnest, by 37mm lug to lug. The case center shows off some fancy engraving that carries the theme of the engraving on the case front. The silvered dial is very nice and is contrasted by very stylized blued steel hands. It sports a black lizard band that completes the look. For a watch made Circa 1932 it is a real winner. Our one year warranty for parts and labor will allow you to buy with confidence.