Elgin WGF 12-S Open Face circa 1928 WWI Disabled Veterans Presentation


Elgin WGF open face 12 size man’s pocket watch circa 1928. Featuring a fancy deeply engraved bezel and case rim, with beautiful original two tone silver satin dial with central recessed engraved pattern and stylized black Breguet style arabic numerals, blued steel gothic style hands, and large subsidiary seconds subdial. The case is further set off by an elaborate wish bone shaped decorative bow and architecturally inspired stem guard reminiscent of flying buttresses!

The beautifully hand engraved case back calligraphy tells the story of the presentation of this stunning art deco era watch. The watch was presented by the Disabled Veterans of World Wars (DAVWW) Orange County Chapter, to Commander J. Murphy for service in 1927/28. The DAVWW was a national veterans support group created in 1920 after the end of WWI to honor and provide support services by a grateful nation for the service of vets who were injured or disabled in this war. The engraving is perhaps the most elaborate and finely executed of any watch engraving we can remember ever seeing.

Powered by 15 jewel manual wind movement which has been recently serviced and is offered with our 1 year warrantee of accurate time keeping and operation. A fine quality time piece, and historically important memorabilia of a grateful nation.

See examples of our contemporary pocket watch stands available separately to allow you to enjoy your antique pocket watch on a night stand or mantle.

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