Elgin Two-Register Chrono

Elgin Two-Register Chrono

If you’ve been following us for any period of time, you know that we have a strong affection for “off-brand” timepieces. Name isn’t everything, and there are a number of fantastic watches on the market that combine sharp looks and time-tested movements just as well as the “big names” for a fraction of the price.

Nowhere is this more evident than in models like this. While the most talked-about models of the era had “Heuer” name on the dial, the 60’s and 70’s were a high point for sporty chronographs, with dozens of companies bringing their own variants to the table, providing the modern collector with a great selection and tremendous bang for the buck. 

Much has been written about the so-called “Poor Man’s Heuers” with names such as Zodiac, Tradition, and Clebar on the dial, bringing some well-deserved attention to these underrated models. Stepping outside of that proverbial box, however, proves that there is plenty of value to be had in this market.

True to the formula, this piece features a 36mm full stainless steel case, a reverse panda dial, and a time-tested Valjoux 7733 hand-wound chronograph movement. A few subtle accents set this piece apart- a bold orange chronograph seconds hand, a pink (!!) outer tachymeter scale, and of course, the storied name found on the dial- Elgin.

Vintage chronographs are hot right now, but this piece is proof that you don't need to spend a fortune to strap a classic yet unique model on your wrist.


Stainless Steel Case is approximately 36mm (excluding crown). Valjoux 7733 manual winding chronograph movement. Circa early 1970s.

Overall Condition: The case is in great condition over all with light wear from age and use. Small nick in the bezel at approx. 4:30. Reverse panda dial is in good condition with crisp printing and nicely aged luminous plots. Subdials show some wear around the outer edges from age. Screw down case back and unsigned crown.

Includes black leather strap and two 18mm nylon straps by Crown & Buckle.

SKU: TT01001

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