This greatly looking gold-plated pocket watch was manufactured by the Elgin Watch Company in 1896. Its ancient age and the manufacturers prestige turn it into a real collectors piece that still boasts a great working order in spite of its old age. The gold-plated box is highly beautiful and the front cap is decorated with delicate ornamental motives that frame an oval designed to house the owners engraved initials. The watch is in an exceptional condition, as though no time had passed since it was made.In the face, protected by the front cap, we can see the printed brand and logo of the manufacturing company: ELGIN. The Elgin Watch Company, also known as the Elgin National Watch Company, was the largest US watch manufacturer in terms of production. We know that Elgin produced approximately one-half of the total number of higher-quality pocket watches manufactured in the United States. Total production over their 100 years of operation reached 60 million watches. It was founded in 1864 as the National Watch Company and in 1874 officially changed their name to the Elgin National Watch Company. They stopped producing watches in the early '60's. The watchs face is white with fine black Roman numbers and secondary hand. The rear cap bears the same decoration as the front one, but in this case the oval bears an engraving depicting a cottage on a lake shore. Inside this cap (and also inside the dustcap) we can see the word CHAMPION over a figure depicting a statue of a naked fighter. Under this engraving we can also see the watchs serial number: 2792939. The rear cap is engraved with a name performed in an elegant calligraphy, probably the name of the watchs first owner. If we lift this piece we will see the movement, a nice set of gears and jewels that are also marked with the companys name and its own serial number: 6749880.This fantastic pocket watch is an item full of history, fit to belong to somebody who can appreciate the most special objects.Measurements: Width: 41 mm. Height (with crown and ring: 56 mm).