Here's your Weekly Roundup!
Each and every Tuesday in 2022 we will send this Weekly Roundup of our most recent Watch of the Day watches. Most of last year's watches sold within hours, so be sure to check the website each day at noon Mountain Time or follow us on social media to get more frequent updates!
Click the images of the watches to learn more about them. Make sure to check the website at 12 PM Mountain Time for the Watch of the Day! They tend to sell quickly.
Today, we are excited to introduce this remarkable piece from the Elgin National Watch Company — the Chicago 453. Originally manufactured in 1928 by Elgin, the Chicago 453 features a modern single-sunk dial, sleek type numbers, and a clear back, revealing the intricate nickel gears with gold accents. Our Diamond-Like Coating (DLC) case elevates the stylish dial and subdial with an incredibly durable and scratch-resistant coating.
Powered by 17 ruby/sapphire jewels in screw settings, this 345-grade timepiece is truly timeless. Lastly, our Black leather strap brings the whole design together, giving the watch a classic, sophisticated look. This remarkable watch was originally produced in Elgin, Illinois, in 1928, when the 1st U.S. air-conditioned building, The Milam Building, opened in San Antonio, Texas.
The Springfield 462 (SOLD)
We are proud to present this masterful piece from the Illinois Watch Company — the Springfield 462. Originally manufactured in 1922 by the Illinois Watch Company, the Springfield 462 features a pleasant dial design, bold type numbers, and a clear back that reveals the intricate nickel gears with bronze details. Our Machined Titanium case accentuates the riveting dial and has an incredibly durable and scratch-resistant coating.
Looking at the back, we see “The Governor” engraved on the bridge plate — powered by 19 jewels. Lastly, our Black leather strap brings unity to this 406-grade timepiece, matching the black numbers on the dial. This extraordinary watch was originally produced in Springfield, Illinois, in 1922 — the same year that Charlie Robertson, in a game between the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers, pitched a perfect no-hit, no-run game.
We are elated to introduce this historical and extremely rare piece from the Illinois Watch Company — the Springfield 461. Originally manufactured in 1917 by the Illinois Watch Company, the Springfield 461 features a classic watch face design, bold type numbers, and a clear display case that reveals the intricate nickel gears with bronze details. Our Machined Titanium case complements the subtle patterns of the dial and sub-dial magnificently, and our incredibly durable and scratch-resistant coating preserves the history of this timeless piece.
Powered by 23 ruby and sapphire jewels raised in gold settings, this 416-grade timepiece is truly spectacular. So what makes this watch so rare, you ask? This is the 100th movement of a 100 piece run - there are only 100 of these movements ever made! Lastly, our Merlot leather strap accentuates the beauty of this presidential timepiece, giving our Machined Titanium case a lustrous appeal. 1917 was the same year that U.S. President Woodrow Wilson was inaugurated for a second term so we consider this watch Presidential!
Here we are excited to present this incredible piece from Elgin National Watch Company — the Chicago 452. Originally manufactured in Elgin, Illinois, in 1924, this watch features a single-sunk dial with a golden art deco design. Some slight aging on the dial gives this watch character, paired wonderfully with our Machined Titanium case. If the dial isn’t enough to grab your attention, take a look through the open back.
Powered by 17 ruby and sapphire jewels, this 345-grade watch contains nickel, gold-plated gears, and a bridge plated inscribed expertly with Elgin’s name. As you tilt the watch in the light, you can see the machined pattern move across the build plates, which is absolutely stunning. To tie it all together, we’ve added our Moss leather strap which pairs beautifully with the gold details on the dial.
This watch was originally manufactured in 1924, the same year that two U.S. Army planes, the Chicago and New Orleans, completed the first around the world flight in 175 days, covering 26,000 miles.
We are proud to present this historical masterpiece from the Illinois Watch Company — the Springfield 459. Originally manufactured in Springfield, Illinois, in 1931, this watch features a single-sunk dial with gold, gothic numbers and a classic silver design in the center. The cobalt blue watch hands contrast beautifully against the white and gold of the dial, and the subtle aging reminds you you’re wearing a piece of history. When you turn the watch over, you can peer through the open back and see the nickel gears hard at work.
Powered by 17 jewels, this 127-grade watch stands out from the rest in its eye-catching design and seamless efficiency. The entire piece is held together by our beautiful PVD Zicron Gold case. The finish on this case is extremely durable and scratch-resistant, due to the process of vaporizing Zirconium Nitride and attaching it to the case through an electric current. Paired with our Moss leather strap, the Springfield 459 is a watch with the perfect mix of antique and poise.
In 1931, the same year this watch was originally built, the Empire State Building was finally completed in New York, earning the title as the tallest building in the world until 1970. When you look at the Springfield 459, you can see a similar Art Deco style, which was hugely popular at the time.