This movement was originally manufactured in 1918 by the Elgin National Watch Company just outside of Chicago. Elgin often used a depiction of Father Time in their logos and marketing, and the Father Time model was one of their most finely decorated movements. The Father Time model was made almost exclusively for use on the railroad.
This piece shows signs of gentle use, and features elaborately damascened, 3/4 style nickel plated bridges, a circular graining pattern on the main plate, 21 precision cut jewels, gold jewel settings, gold center wheel, gold gilt lettering, and adjustment to 5 positions.
The blued steel, extra heavy, whipped spade style hands point to very large, serifed Arabic numerals on the lightly worn, double sunken original enamel dial. This movement is one of 64,000 grade 454 movements ever made.
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