The Watch Dude is a blog dedicated to men's timepieces. This blog typically covers affordable watch brands from Armitron to Wenger. However, interesting watches and the brands we dream of are also covered. Thanks for sharing my enthusiasm for watches!
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Elgin Oyster-Style Womens Watch
This is a blog about men's watches. So, women's watches rarely see the light of day here. Nevertheless, I did run across an interesting women's watch at a thrift store. Here is an Elgin Oyster-style women's watch. I saw it in a north Georgia thrift store priced at $15.
Vintage Elgin Ladies Watch
At first, I thought it might be valuable, but a quick internet search revealed that it wasn't from the venerable watchmaker's better days. By the seventies and eighties, the Elgin name had been sold off to the purveyors of Asian-sourced watches.
Back of Vintage Elgin Ladies watch
Nevertheless, this Elgin is a nice looking watch. I like the "cyclops" magnifier over the date. With a new battery, a watch like this might serve someone's mother, wife, or girlfriend well. If you can't find one in a thrift store, similar watches are still available today under the Elgin name.
Of course, if you'd like a manly version, check out this Rolex Datejust II: