1925 Elgin Pershing Dial Post WW1 Trench Watch. This is the Elgin 48 Star Military Watch.Many times, this is referred to as the Pershing Dial. This watch is small for a man. Up until the 1950s, men preferred smaller watches, as opposed to men nowadays who usually like larger dials and larger bracelets/straps. This watch features a very nice looking 15 Jewel movement with the serial number 27995076. I cross referenced this serial number with Elgin data and it dates to 1925 when this serial number was produced.
Many Elgins with Pershing Dials were re-cased into wrist watches (as you can see where the lugs are attached on this watch) starting in the 1920s, so it is very hard to know much about the cases for many of these watches since they were converted from pocket watches to wrist watches. This watch runs about 5 minutes fast per day, but winds smoothly, very smoothly actually, and runs well, but a bit fast. I just love winding this watch and hearing the nice clicks because it is still winding so smooth after nearly 100 years.
Sometimes I hold it up to my ear just to hear the smoothness of the clicks. It is impressive considering the age. Also, the time reserve is around 15 hours.You may have to wind it all the way up or give it a bump and you will see the second-hand start running. When changing the time, the hands and crown move very smooth with ease. It can be worn just like it is as Art-Deco to an event or for an evening out, but for daily wearing, the watch could probably benefit from a servicing to improve the timekeeping and reserve. The crown is sticky and sometimes hard to pull out.
To make it easier to pull out, I push the crown down or jiggle it a bit before pulling it out and this is working fine to get the crown out more easily. This watch was designed to be water resistant & shock resistant. However, I have not and would never test these features on any vintage watch and highly recommend not dropping your watch or exposing your vintage watch to water or moisture. The caseback on this watch snaps off pretty easily so I presonally would not test it's water resistence.
Water and shock damage should be avoided always with vintage watches regardless of specifications, so there are no guarantees for shock or water resistance. This watch is not mint, has some small cosmetic imperfections, scratches and wear and tear on the case, crystal and dial. Please see pics for more details and don't hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or need any more details.
If for any reason you are not satisfied, I would like an opportunity to resolve or correct any issues. The item "Art Deco Mens 1925 Elgin Porcelain Pershing Dial Vintage 48 Star Watch Running" is in sale since Monday, September 16, 2019.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches". The seller is "lukgrime_4" and is located in Bay Minette, Alabama. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.