National Geographic : 1925 Mar
:.£LGIN ..• # •. TiME· KEEPER., TO· THE .. SUCCESSFUL When robbed of my Elgin I lost a friend that had to be replaced ...by another Elgin One of a series of little biographies of Elgin Watches. WRITTEN BY EMINENT ELGINEERS A watch is an indispensable part of me, but the one watch-the watch of watches- the best watch ever-an Elgin in a hunter case-was purchased by me just after I had sold the secret of the high explosive Maximite to the United States Govern' ment in 1901. On the crystal, right between me and the time of day, I had photographed the face of my wife as she was when I first met her-the loveliest face in all the world, which has since haloed all my hours. I carried this watch for about five years, when one day, in a crowded trolley car, dur' ing a savage February blizzard, some light, fingered fellow working that crowd took my watch, and when I next looked for the time, I found I had only the end of the chain. Well, I bought another Elgin, restored the photograph, and thus far I have avoided losing it to the light,fingered gentry. I like a good time. Time is my keeper, so I like a good time,keeper. -by HUDSON MAXIM ChELCIN~ THE WATCH WORD FOR ELEGANCE AND EFFICIENCY ELGI NATIONAL WATCH COMPA Y, ELGIN, U. S. A . @B.N .W .CQ.