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 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 original "waffle texture" dial has a great patina due to age that is magnificent, third the stylized "Lance" hands are very handsome with a segmented inlaid enamel bezel indicating all the chapter segments, and forth the curved lugs are very handsome. If you take a look at the "Zoom-In" photos you can see the light coffee colored patina all over the dial. This patina gives the watch a very vintage look. You will also notice that there is a symbol just at the top of the seconds bit 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 1950s. The case is yellow gold-filled measuring 31mm in diameter by 38mm lug to lug, by 9mm thick, and is running like the proverbial top. It takes a 16mm band and we have fitted it with a plain black leather band that echoes the black enamel in the bezel. This handsome timepiece is in fantastic original condition and just waiting for a man'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.