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Elgin Model 6606G Watch Gallery

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Lt. Sigman's watch was expertly repaired by master Elgin watchmaker Bryan Girouard of Crandall, TX

Contact him at Art Deco Wristwatches -- 

1942 Elgin Model 6606G 

"Elgin Servicemen Watches"

Before departing to the South Pacific in May 1942, Lt. John Sigman purchased a 15 jewel Elgin Model 6606G wristwatch at the local PBX for $39.50 (about $750 in 2022).  It was powered by an Elgin 532 movement (Serial #C717466). The Elgin featured a stainless steel case, a sweep-second dial, and a luminous dial. On the back case, it was custom engraved, "John P. Sigman". 

Sigman swapped the original leather strap for a stainless steel Gemex "The Captain" watch bracelet. "The Captain was developed by a Captain of the U.S. Navy...It is designed for wear under the severe climate conditions of the South Pacific...". 

Elgin watches were directly advertised for Servicemen, as you will note scrolling through the Gallery below: 

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