National Geographic : 1914 Nov
Found faithful- a r Elin ten years' exposure Wonder A remarkable story of Elgin dura- Tales bility comes from Oklahoma, and is vouched for by a lawyer of that state. "In 1904 I was United States Attorney for the Central District of Indian Territory and prosecuted one .... for a murder alleged to have been committed in the Kiamitia Moun tains in the old Choctaw Nation, Indian Terri tory, some ten years prior to the date of the prosecution. "The body of the deceased was found in the mountains ten years after he was killed, and was certainly identified by the remains of a gun marked for identification, some marked coins, and a certain Elgin watch carried by the deceased. Although the watch had lain by the skeleton in the mountain, exposed to the sunshine, rain, sleet and snow, for ten years, when it was discovered and picked up it began running and clicking off the time as perfectly as though it had been wound the day before." Ten years of exposure to the elements, yet unharmed! What a gruelling test for such a delicate piece of mechanism ! What a convincing proof that lifelong service may be expected of Elgin '-z Watches -either men's or women's models !. SELGIN Watches LORD ELGIN-The Masterwatch. $135 to $85. LADY ELGIN-A Dainty Timekeeper-pendant and' bracelet. A wide range of prices. B. W. RAYMOND-The Railroad Man's Watch. $80 to $32.50 G. M. WHEELER--The Foremost Medium Priced Watch $5o to $25 Ask your Elgineer-your localjeweler-to show you Elgin Models Booklet sent on request. ELGIN NATIONAL WATCH CO., Elgin, Illinois "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."