This is an AMERICAN ELGIN 9 Jewel , MODEL 13, 16SIZE – GENTS POCKET WATCH, in a Keystone Metal Case. The S/N 41385174, dates this to 1942c production.
The Gilt 3/4 Plate Movement is in superb condition and running order and keeping good time. It is signed as in the pics.
The Black Metal Dial is in excellent condition, but the Radium on the Numerals and Hands has faded.
The Keystone Metal Case bears SN 46892 and is signed as in the pics. It has a screw down back and bezel – (Ref. L299f)
The Elgin National Watch Company, most commonly known as just the Elgin Watch company, was a major US watch maker from 1864 until its closure in 1968. The company sold watches under the names, Elgin, Lord Elgin, and Lady Elgin.
For nearly 100 years the company’s manufacturing complex in Elgin was the largest site dedicated to watchmaking in the world. -See Ref http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elgin_National_Watch_Company for more detailed information on this Watchmaking Company.
You will find Production Serial Numbers by year, at this excellent website : http://www.pocketwatchrepair.com/histories/elgin.html
Width (mm): 42 – (Note:25.4mm=1inch)
Hands: Steel -RADIUM COATED
Condition: Very Good
Metal Content: BASE METAL
Serial Number: 46892
Diameter (mm): 51
Diameter incl.Pendant crown: 74
Condition: Good – Circular Shine on the high point of the back and the usual wear marks.
Calibre: ELGIN MODEL 13 – 16Size
Model: Gilt 3/4 Plate
Type: 9J –
Serial Number: 41385174 – 1942 Production
Condition: Excellent Running condition
Timekeeping: Keeping good time.
Overhauled: Recently Serviced