This handsome and rare 1960s Elgin "Sportsman" wristwatch features a gold-tone case with a black leather strap and a stainless steel back. The base metal bezel features guilloche engravings. The original dial features gold-tone hour marks with original gold-tone hands.
Mechanical, Japan, 17 jewels
34.0mm diameter (with crown)
This Vintage Timepiece:
is in pre-owned condition.
comes without the original box and papers.
is guaranteed to be authentic.
The crystal is in good condition (please refer to the photographs).
An Elgin with a Japanese movement? Watches in this "Sportsman" line from Elgin were assembled in the U.S. Virgin Islands using rebranded Seiko 66B movements under the Elgin subsidiary "Master Time Co. Ltd." Seiko was seeking to diversify and move into the worldwide movement business just as Elgin (and other U.S. manufacturers) were attempting to fight off a flood of inexpensive Swiss imports in the 1960s. Thus the "M-112" and its sibling movements were born.