National Geographic : 1925 Nov
ELGIN...... TIME K EEPER TO*THE SUCCESSFUL I could not find a watch that agreed with me until I secured anElgin One of a series of little biographies of Elgin Watches . WRITTEN BY EMINENT ELGINEERS It was Oscar Wilde who wrote that "a man will kill the thing he loves," and while I would not care to confess to being a time-killer, I must admit that I have submitted my watches, for which I had a real affection, to many punishments, including the water test. For in my younger days, I served as coxswain of an eight-oared shell, and in one dramatic practice spin on the Schuylkill, the boat was swamped and the crew made a most inglorious exit from the water. I swam ashore, Paintedfrom life by .. .. JAMESMONTGOMERY FLAG but the watch that went overboard with me-my father's and a fine English make-was never quite the same. My second watch was a gift from my mother on my twenty-first birth day. It served me faithfully for sev eral years and then for reasons best known to itself, suddenly lost its reputation for unerring accuracy. With no little reluctance I dis carded it, and purchased an Elgin which, decade in and out, has never miscounted a minute that I've been aware of. It has won my regard as a true friend, on which I can rely almost to the second. by JOHN DREW ELCIN THE WATCH'WORD'FOR'ELEGANCE'&6EFFICIENCY ELGIN NATIONAL WATCH COMPANY, ELGIN, U. S. A. OE. N. W. Co.