Style: Mid-Century Dress
Case: Unusual coin-edge style case with long thin lugs. Signed on back 10K Gold filled with very stylish inscription for 25 years faithful service to Woodwards, 1952. Inside back signed Case and Timed by Elgin National Watch Co. Star Watch Case Company. Measures 39mm tip to tip and 31mm diameter. 18mm strap.
Dial: Fancy textured dial with applied gold markers and numbers. Small seconds. Signed Elgin Deluxe.
Movement: Immaculate American made manual wind movement signed Elgin U-S-A Adjusted, 17 Jewels. Recently serviced and in excellent working condition.
One of the cooler designs by Elgin in the 1950's this "coin-edge"style case and textured dial combine to give it a very classy look. The dial does have some ageing marks and the case some wear, but along with the nice inscription on the back I think it all adds to its great sense of history. Mr. Usher worked a very long time before he was presented with this watch and it looks like he enjoyed his gift for many years to come. You won't find anything like in stores today.