The average price of a car in the 1920s was around $300.
The Hulburds feature an innovative minimalist design that stands out for this period. Earlier versions did not have seconds hand, as this later example does.
The bridge layout is unlike any other Elgin product, as is the finish and the regulator style. Hulburd watches are also extraordinarily thin; the thinnest movement Elgin ever made.
This particular example is a 19 jewel watch, with the seconds hand, made about 1928. It features a platinum case, snap front and back.