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Elgin Advertising, 1927

DID YOUR WATCH RIDE WITH YOU ON A BICYCLE BUILT FOR TWO?

A wonderful thing, indeed, is a watch that has been with you for many years.  With it you associate the fondly remembered yesterdays.  But many others see it too, and with critical eyes undulled by sentiment.  They regard that watch as they do the clothes you wear...  as an index to your business and social standing.  Can you afford to be so judged, and possibly discounted, when a new and modish Elgin Watch may be had for so modest a sum?  And Elgin is conceded to be the world's standard for watch integrity.

THE WATCH WORD FOR ELEGANCE AND EFFICIENCY
ELGIN

THE WOMAN'S WRIST WATCH, in a case of 14-karat solid white gold, is priced at $60.
THE MAN'S WATCH may be had in white or green gold case.  Priced at $175.

Your jeweler will show these and other Elgins to you gladly.  No other watch is offered in so generous an assortment of styles nor price range so liberal.

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