Spotted this the other day and liked the wonderful Art Deco style and thought it might fit well in my “uncommon” watches collection. A distinctive dial and great condition equals this ELKA 1930’s vintage watch from Amsterdam.
This Art Deco gents watch c.1930s has a chrome plated bezel with stainless steel back and is in pristine condition. Lovely two tone khaki green/ copper dial with striking blue steel lumed hands. The overall condition is quite excellent with only slight and even mellowing of the face – the two tone color dial is quite striking in the right light.
Inside is a 16J manual wind movement which in superb order. I haven’t examined it too carefully, but it looks as if it could be an AS Schild movement. ELKA stands for Eduard Louis Kiek Amsterdam, a Dutch jeweler house from Amsterdam and they were often known to use generic Schild movements in many of their in-house watches. The case is chrome plated with a clean stainless steel back, fixed lugs and it measures 36 mm long and 30 mm width excluding crown. A bonus here is that this watch is a good size for it’s day, as many models from that era were much smaller, so a great watch to wear today. There is an off green soft leather 21/22mm strap attached to the fixed lug arrangement which suits it nicely.
Very pleased with this new item as it’s that bit different – is nice quality in very good condition and it wears well on the wrist. Not in the same price league or quality perhaps as the previous purchase, but I like it because it IS that bit unusual and is in such good condition – great for my collection and one that will be worn on quite a few occasions, I have no doubt.