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San Jose, CA, 95112

Iterum takes watch movements from the 1940's-1960's and give them new lives in a modern stainless steel case and a dial reflecting the classic style of military watches. New watches salvaged from vintage movements.

Elgin 823

Iterum builds new watches from vintage mechanical watch movements. This watch using an Elgin 823 movement is available for purchase.


This watch is an Elgin 823 which were produced around 1960. Elgin did start as a US watch company and could claim to have the largest watch manufacturing facility in the world, but by this time their volumes were down significantly and this particular movement was produced in Switzerland.

This is a hand wound movement with seventeen jewels. The balance has shock protection and cap jewels are used on the fourth and escape wheels.

The hour and minute hands are vintage. They were stripped, cleaned, painted and new luminous paint was applied. The second hand is new.

Winding: Manual wind 
Maker: Elgin
Country of origin: Swiss
Caliber: ST 1686
Jewels: 17
Production date: ca 1960


After charging in light, the hands glow with a green tint in the dark.


The ST logo is for Standard. These movements are also found with the A Schild logo. Both Standard and AS used the caliber 1686 for this movement.


The "YXY" marking on the bridge cock is the US import code for Elgin.


Iterum Model Number: elgin823-001
Case: Stainless steel, sapphire crystal on front and back, 35.5mm
Strap: Brown leather strap from Goriani
Price: $350
Shipping: $12.65 (USPS medium flat rate)

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