Elgin Pocket Watches

The Elgin Watch company, was founded in August 1864 as the National Watch Company. The first movement was a B.W. Raymond, 18 size, full plate design. Find luxury Elgin watches at discounted prices. Our range of watches is updated daily to ensure we carry the best deals on the most fine timepieces.

Elgin Pocket Watches have a class of their own. Founded in 1864, Elgin National Watch Company has been making beautiful timepieces. The company is well respected to through out America as well as in the whole world for making durable and attractive pocket watches. Even today, people sought to buy Elgin Pocket Watches.

Elgin is not only know for making world class pocket watches, it is also known for playing a very important role in the transition of America from agriculture to industry. Watches were one of the first machines that had a high public demand. To fulfill this demand of watches, a company devoted to manufacturing timepieces appeared.

When Elgin was founded in 1864, it was known as the national watch company. The name of the national watch company was changed to Elgin National Watch Company, when the city of Elgin was chosen to be the site of the factory for the company. In just two years, a factory spread on 35 acres of land was built, the land was given by the city of Elgin to show supports for the industrial age.

The Waltham Watch Company, which was based in Massachusetts mainly influenced the foundation of Elgin. Several employees of the Waltham Watch Company wanted to make a watch company in the mid west, so they joined the renowned watchmaker JC Adams. After which, the search for investors was started. The mayor of Chicago at that time, Benjamin Wright Raymond, was one of the first people to invest in the company. After the mayor joined the team, a lot of investors were attracted to the opportunity because of mayor’s political influence. [..Read More..]

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1933 Elgin 17 Jewel Open Face YGF Size 14S Pocket Watch for Parts or Fix
$24.50 (3 Bids)
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2 LOT Elgin 12s Antique Pocket Watch Movements PARTS REPAIR
$3.36 (4 Bids)
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1877 Elgin Leader Grade 11 Size 17 Pocket Watch Movement Complete PARTS REPAIR
$4.22 (8 Bids)
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1888 Elgin 6s Pocket Watch Movement Rebuilt Complete GUARANTEED
$16.25 (6 Bids)
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ANTIQUE ELGIN POCKET WATCH 16S RUNNING AND KEEPING TIMEOPEN FACE 1893
$45.20 (12 Bids)
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Massive Heavy 14k Gold Antique Box Ladies Elgin Pocket Watch
$840.00 (6 Bids)
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NO RESERVE 14KT GOLD ELGIN 242556 POCKET WATCH PS5688
$111.11 (17 Bids)
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1908 Elgin Open Face Pocket Watch 7 Jewel
$43.00 (7 Bids)
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VINTAGE ELGIN POCKET WATCH 16 S RUNNING AND KEEPING GOOD TIME 1926
$32.00 (7 Bids)
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1921 Elgin Open Face Pocket Watch 21 Jewel Parts Only
$105.50 (6 Bids)
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1903 ELGIN 14K Gold Filled Hunting Case Pocket Watch 15 Jewels USA Made
$52.00 (21 Bids)
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elgin 16 size goldfilled hunting case pocketwatch
$45.99 (3 Bids)
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Antique Elgin Pocket Watch 16 Size 15 Jewel
$10.49 (2 Bids)
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TWO 6 SIZE HUNTER WALTHAM ELGIN 7JEWEL FOR FIX PARTS
$39.00 (17 Bids)
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ELGIN 10K GF RAILROAD POCKET WATCH 15 JEWELS 24991961 WORKING CONDITION
$41.00 (2 Bids)
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Elgin Pocket Watch 73 18s Not ticking Movement Case
$58.00 (2 Bids)
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10 x Antique Pocket Watch Lot Illinois Santa Fe Waltham Elgin New England
$315.00 (35 Bids)
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Great Lot of 2 Two Antique 18S Pocket Watch Movements Elgin Lot 8B
$18.51 (3 Bids)
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Antique 1874 Elgin 15J Size 18 GM Wheeler Pocket Watch Hunter Case
$56.00 (6 Bids)
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Antique 1912 Elgin 7J Size 18 Pocket Watch Open Face
$10.99 (3 Bids)
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Antique 1914 Elgin 17J Size 18 Pocket Watch Open Face SS 17916910 Working
$45.63 (5 Bids)
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Antique 1903 Elgin 17J Size 18 Pocket Watch Open Face SS 9616450
$23.00 (4 Bids)
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Antique 1894 Elgin 7J Size 18 Pocket Watch Open Face SS 5316632 Working
$42.00 (9 Bids)
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Vintage Elgin Gold Filled 11 Jewel Ladys Pocket Watch Hunter Case WORKING
$42.00 (10 Bids)
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Antique Lot 2 ELGIN Pocket Watches For Repair 2 1 1 4 Cases Estate Fresh
$24.99 (1 Bid)
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Elgin Pocket Watch
$27.50 (6 Bids)
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HIGH GRADE 1928 16s ELGIN 21j B W RAYMOND GRADE 478 MODEL 15 RAILROAD WOW
$78.77 (13 Bids)
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Vintage Elgin Model 207 18 Size 7 Jewel HC Movement OF Case Parts or Repair
$12.51 (11 Bids)
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14K GOLD FILLED ART DECO ELGIN POCKET WATCH 12SZ 17JEWEL JUST SERVICED
$77.00 (16 Bids)
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EXTRA FANCY GOLD FILLED PREMIER HUNTER CASE POCKET WATCH ELGIN pt23
$75.13 (2 Bids)
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In 1867, the first watch Elgin made was the BW Raymond railroader’s watch. It was the first Elgin Pocket watch, its size was 18 and it had a full plate design. The pocket watch was named after the mayor, to honor him for being the first investor. After which, Elgin became popular for making pocket watches and wristwatches.

Elgin National Watch Company shifted its focus from timepieces to precision instruments during the World War II. However, the factory was not closed until 1964. After closing the factors, Elgin stopped making watches and started making bigger things including engineering construction. This change led the company to change its name from the Elgin National Watch Company to Elgin National Industries.

The rights of the name Elgin was sold to an other company called MZ berger. All the Elgin watches made after 1964 have no connection to the Elgin National Watch Company other than the name.
Elgin Pocket Watches, however, are quite popular today, Mostly people seek for Elgin Pocket Watches made before 1964. They are not only unique, the are considered vintage items.

"The Elgin for All. (1907 magazine ad)"

Elgin pocket watch
The Elgin embraces many grades of watch movements on all of superior timekeeping quantities.
The grades differ in price according to the cost of construction- each grade being the best watch value for money.
The man who wants accurate watch, at a popular price, should buy the G.M. WHEELER grade Elgin -
"The Watch that's made for the Majority."
17 jewels adjusted to temperature; micro-metric regulator.
This ELGIN Watch can be had in the desirable models and sizes suitable for men and boys.
ELGIN Watches of equal grade for ladies, a moderates prices.