The Elgin Opals
by AHW Studio
Rare and detailed, the Elgin Opals are tricky to form a pair due to their scarcity. Bothfrom Elgin, Illinois, they came from an original ladies watch. Both engraved with their individual serial number, which detail their provenance, they are an example of prestigious American watchmaking. After discovering them with parts missing, we remade them with a pair of Australian Opals!
Individual serial numbers
- E527135 - made in 1937.
- 36570452 - made in 1936.
21mm x 12.4mm approx. (Just the mechanism!)
Sterling Silver 925 Hooks.
17 Jewels (Rubies). Jewels are ruby bearing-points inset by the watchmaker to reduce frictional wear caused by the movement of critical components.
Australian Opal Doublet. Please keep in mind while we will try our best to use opals that are most matching to the one shown, every stone is unique to itself!