Might have been extremely overwound. The yellow isn't bad like the others I have seen but there is warping and bubbling.
Wear throughout, scratches are terrible. The leather band has lots of wear but is still attached(barely) Box has a tear where the watch was placed for the past 40 years.
There is some pen scribbling and a water stain. Box is rips and tears.
All that being said, this is extremely hard watch to find ANYWHERE. I see it come up once or twice every few years, if that. It is his first watch. See photos and sizing for more condition.Back reads Always you Pal-Gene Autry. This is the first issue Gene Autry wristwatch. Please ask questions if you got em! Huge piece for any collection.