In 1927 wrist watches where just eclipsing pocket watches and small rectangular watches was the rage. Problem was that most manufacturers had not long developed round movements. So fitting a round movement into a rectangular case was a problem. This was achieved by stepping the case down to a slight bulge that is hardly noticeable, and a lovely design that is so characteristic of the age (was the Chrysler building built in the 20’s?).
With a gold filled case, a stainless steel back and a basic 7 jewel movement (Elgin 403), this beautiful watch was made for the budget end of the market even though (I’m guessing) would have cost a workingman several weeks pay.
I brought this watch for a song because it had no glass and needed repair. Repairing it was easy, finding a glass was a mission but here it is; one of my prized pieces.