Scarce Elgin “States 944” men’s Streamline Moderne design wristwatch in 14K white gold fill, circa 1931.
The “States 944” was priced at $45.00 in 1931 and is quite scarce, this is only the third example I have ever offered. It has a very unusual case with faceted and hooded lugs. This example is in excellent condition with only light brassing to the edges of the lugs and a few tiny dings to the upper lug. Caseback is excellent and unengraved. The case measures 35mm long and 26mm wide. Original new old stock dial is superb, has raised gold numerals. Has new glass crystal. This watch is powered by its correct 17-jewel Elgin grade 483 manual wind movement, just serviced and running strong.