As an admirer and long-time collector of E. Howard & Company watches, I never was under any illusion that a good watch required more than fifteen jewels. That said, I was very proud of the rare 21 jewel split plate I used to own, which was made for a board member of the company. A close friend owns the watch now. He lives a block away from me, so I still get to visit with it every now and then. My poor movement picture does not show up the gold inlaid engraving, or the prominent gold cap jewel setting on the pallet bridge. The case is 18K EH&Co.