Elgin produced 60 million watches. They were the largest watch manufacturer in the United States for over 100 years. The factory opened for business in 1866 and Elgin were well known for making the highest quality watches.
This elgin is a 1923 model with a hexagonal face, it is 12 k gold filled,nice and heavy. The serial number is 26047047and is listed in the Elgin Data base. It has 17 jewels and winds perfectly, I have tested it and it works before winding it again. I do not over wind the watch and just wind it for a day or so. It looks to be in great condition with tiny scratches on face seen with magnifying glass. The edges are all detailed as well as the backside, that has a tiny bit of wear. The second hand works as well.