Strong running men's vintage 1950's Eloga 17J Swiss, manual wind wristwatch


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    This is a handsome, very rare, vintage 1950's Eloga men's Swiss, 17 jewel, manual wind wristwatch in very good condition!

    It features a 1 1/4" polished chrome case, excluding crown and lugs, and a stainless steel, screw-down back.

    The ivory dial contrasts beautifully against gold hour and minute hands, red sweep second hand, raised gold numbers and markers, and black outer chapter. There is a subtle textured background to the outer dial and it has been fitted with a bright new faceted domed crystal.

    The Swiss17 jewel, caliber KZX. manual wind, incabloc movement sets and winds effortlessly, is running strong, and is keeping very good time.

    This beautiful vintage timepiece has been fitted with a supple new black genuine leather, 16mm strap with stainless buckle.

    Stock code E-2


    Eloga History

    The Witness of History

    The company began in 1917 when Fritz and Hans Spahr set up a watch-making shop in Lengnau in Berne, Switzerland - an audacious move in the midst of the First World War. During this epoch-making period of history the Swiss watch-making industry continued to gain headway both qualitatively and quantitatively, and the timepieces produced by the Spahr brothers under the name Eloga gained in prestige.

    Fritz Spahr junior became managing director after his father retired, and with the support of his uncle he displayed the necessary courage and perseverance required to build a new factory in 1941, in the dark days of the Second World War. Built near the train station in Lenglau, the premises were ultra-modern and met the demands of the increasingly sophisticated manufacturing methods.

    It was not long before the younger Spahr’s solid training, professional skills and experience contributed to the growth and diversification of the company’s production of wrist watches. He mastered to perfection artistic and scientific specialized timepieces, from sophisticated and sumptuously adorned ladies’ watches to high-calibre and complex sporting men’s watches.

    It was in this era that the trade press named Eloga as one of the leading specialists in sports watches, with the diver’s model receiving particular acclaim. Fritz Spahr junior continued to guide the company with his customary brilliance and foresight until his premature death in 1965.

    A Woman at the Helm

    His widow, Grety Spahr, next took over the company’s reins, expertly shouldering all her husband’s responsibilities. With the help of daughter Gisela a new day dawned for Eloga watches, with the women offering more feminine and graceful Eloga watches. They ultimately launched the production of luxury watches for a more sophisticated European clientel.

    Eloga, the Diamond watch

    Allowing their imaginations free rein, the Eloga women designed and created innumerable elegant Eloga watch designs, from diamond-studded brooch watches to bracelet jewelry containing a concealed timepiece. Eloga watches fascinated women across Europe and over the Atlantic and the emergence of infinitely more varied and daring designs garnered many adherents in the prestigious world society. The company moved ahead by using high-grade diamonds and other precious gems. Eloga became acclaimed for its unique collection of jeweled watches, while the longevity and reliability means that an Eloga timepiece is truly of timeless value.

    We are Stonehenge Watch Company and have been selling vintage timepieces and new watches on the internet for over 12 years with hundreds of satisfied customers.

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