My father graduated High School in 1961. To commemorate the occasion, and to give him something nice to take with him to college, my grandparents gave him this watch. The condition is excellent, as he only wore it for dressier occasions, and by 1972 a Rolex Day-date President took it's place for daily wear. From that point on, it sat in a jewelry box until last week, when he gave it to me. As a kid I remember it being in the box, and I'd wind it, and listen to it tick, and then quickly put it back before he realized I'd been playing with it. It used to seem huge, but it's only about 32mm wide.
The case is 14kt, with a manual wind movement. The crystal is rather tall. It's flat on top, but concave on the inside, and with facets cut along it's edge...something that I've never seen before on any other watch. Right now it's running well, but I will have it cleaned and serviced, since nothing has ever been done to it. The band is original to the watch, and has a 2 inch, twist-o-flex type expansion area on the bottom, so you can get it over your hand.
Anyway...enough of the description, and on to the pics.