Lord Elgin 25, Case 2814Y
This Lord Elgin has an inscription on the back, dated 1966. I’ve seen them in an ad from 1963 as well. This obviously gives us a time frame its production.
The case is 2814Y and it is 14K solid gold. The bezel top and the top of the lugs are knurled. The dial has a linen motif.
The movement is an unadjusted, Elgin branded Swiss movement. The caliber is 884 and it has 25 jewels.
The inscription on the back shows that this watch was awarded by the Navy League of the U.S. (it still is in existence) to L. Mendel Rivers. Rivers was a long serving House member from South Carolina and he actively supported the Navy while in Congress. From what I can tell, a sub was named after him.
He died in 1970. To be honest, it looks as if the watch was hardly worn over the last 50 years.