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: