Elgin produced watches in Elgin, Illinois (a Chicago suburb), for over 100 years. They were the largest and most prolific of the American manufacturers and everything they turned their hand to was well made and as a testament to their prowess there are many Elgins still ticking away today. This gentleman's Elgin is one of them, and what a handsome case and dial configuration it has. This handsome rectangular case houses a very nice 17 jewel movement that our head watchmaker has running like a top. The case is yellow gold-filled and it measures 27mm, by 8mm thick, by 37mm lug to lug. The case is in good shape showing only minor wear. The two-tone silvered dial is very unusual because it is contrasted a yellow chapter column, Roman Numerals at the even chapters, a seconds bit that echos the case shape and by gold baton hands. There is a scratch at the 10 o'clock position but it is after all the original dial. It sports a snake grain band that completes the look. For a watch made Circa 1947, it is a real winner, for not much dough. Our one year warranty for parts and labor will allow you to buy with confidence.