First timer at this website and although I am not a watchy kind of person I do love my 2 Elgins.
The Elgin in the photo is my second purchase and has a slightly interesting story, read on if you have some spare time!
I bought my first Elgin in about 1989 which I still wear now and then. In 1993 I was in Chicago for a few days (I'm Australian) and went out to the town of Elgin out of curiosity to find not very much but I did go into Shockey Jewelers and purchased this Elgin. The serial number is V324524 which dates it to 1946 (I think) though I have not opened the watch but taken the serial number from the side of the cardboard box.
A tag says it has never been worn which made it more tempting to buy plus it is the full package, cardboard box, hard case, original strap and a little foil tag thingy. But for some reason the crystal has a small chip out of one corner and it can fall out, I need to get that fixed. I have since wondered if Shockey Jewelers have huge boxes of unused never sold Elgins out in the back storeroom! Maybe not as there were very few watches to choose from. I must admit I don't like the design that much, my other Elgin looks much better.
Q: Can anyone tell me what the number 6715A represents? It's also on the cardboard box.