Elgin produced watches in Elgin, Illinois (a Chicago suburb), for over 100 years. They were the largest, most prolific of the American manufacturers, and the "Lord Elgin" was their premier product. It was produced in 19, 21, and 23 jewels. This particular Elgin is a 21 jewel beauty that is very cool watch in more ways than one. First the 21 jewel movement is a thing of mechanical beauty and, second, the minimalist dial has a great patina due to perfect aging, third the applied gold Arabic markers are located at the cardinal points, and forth the curved & rilled lugs are very handsome. If you take a look at the "Zoom-In" photos you can see the evenly aged patina on the silvered dial that gives it a very desirable vintage look. You will also notice that there is a symbol just below the Elgin name and this means the watch is fitted with an unbreakable "Durapower" mainspring....quite a feat back in the day. In short this is one killer wristwatch from the late 1940s. The case is yellow gold filled measuring 22mm in width by 34mm lug to lug, by 8mm think, and is running like the proverbial top. Also notice how nice the small seconds bit is at the 6 o'clock position. We have fitted the watch with a great looking alligator band, but the crowning glory is the original box and hang tag and Elgin booklet. This handsome timepiece is in fantastic original condition and just waiting for a man's or a woman's wrist to adorn. Remember all of our timepieces come with our famous one year warranty, for parts and labor, so that you may buy with confidence.