As far as the design goes, it has an interesting case. I don't know how to describe it... a bunch of rounded figures at the top and bottom between the fixed lugs. It's quite similar to another model from slightly earlier - the 1940 Russell, except the Russell has flexible lugs. Both models use the same crystal.
You're going to find a 17 jewel 987A under the hood unless someone made a swap over the past 60+ years. They're relatively easy to come by considering they were only available in 1948 and tend to wear a lot to the rounded ball-section of the front bezel, so getting a nice case is the key to this model.
All cleaned up I think it's a pretty sharp looking watch, plus it has a fun name.