Found this dial for an 18/0 movement with a reasonable BIN so I snatched it up.
Etched dials are not very common in my Elgin experience. This one is similar to a couple of the designs from 35 and 37 magazine ads and the 1939 catalog but nothing exact. I slipped it on one of my favorite models, the long skinny 1971 and have been enjoying the matchup all day.
It has just the right rich patina that no amount of age can bring out in a white or silver dial and it makes the gold of the raised numerals and tracks really spark.
I’m not sure I'll want to go back to the correct dial when I find the model this was originally intended for.