The dial is original and quite nice. The watch is in the oriental style with wonderful curves on the mostly tank style watch case. You can see there are a few specks and a little edge flaking, but most of the latter is under the bezel. The movement is a grade 712 with 17 jewels.
This is an attractive, unusual, distinctive vintage wrist watch in great original condition.
The Elgin Watch Company of Elgin Illinois, produced wonderful and dependable watches made entirely in the USA, for most of the 20th century. Along with Hamilton, they are considered to be the best of the USA makers.
The watch is furnished with a brand new matte black Hadley-Roma stainless steel band. It gives the effect of a black leather strap, but will wear so much longer. Against the black, the gold of the case looks … Perfect!
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