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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ELGIN POCKET WATCH 25396173 NOT RUNNNG
$12.51 (3 Bids)
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4 VINTAGE ELGIN POCKET WATCH MOVEMMENTS PORCELAIN DIALS 6s 0s FOR PARTS N R
$20.05 (9 Bids)
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2 Antique ELGIN Gold Filled Pocket Watches GM Wheeler Joblot
$46.00 (15 Bids)
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Vintage 1896 Working ELGIN Womans Pocket Watch
$99.99 (2 Bids)
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Vintage ELGIN Hand Winding Pocket Watch Grade 315 15 jewels
$31.00 (8 Bids)
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14K GOLD FILLED Elgin 21J BW Raymond Railroad Pocket Watch with chain runs
$127.50 (45 Bids)
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ANTIQUE POCKET WATCH ELGIN KEY WIND HHTAYLOR FAHYS ORESILVER RUNS PARTS REPAIR
$61.00 (3 Bids)
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ELGIN 7 JEWEL SIZE 6 GRADE 95 POCKET WATCH WITH ORIGINAL BOX LOOK
$31.00 (5 Bids)
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Elgin G M Wheeler
$47.75 (14 Bids)
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Antique Elgin 18 Size in 25 yr Gold Filled case Case
$79.99 (11 Bids)
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VERY FANCY 1898 21j ELGIN SATIN FINISH PLATES RRANTIQUE 18s POCKET WATCH RUNS
$125.27 (7 Bids)
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VINTAGE 1800 S GOLD ELGIN CORONADO DEL HOTEL INSCRIBE HOTEL POCKET WATCH
$78.00 (9 Bids)
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Elgin GM Wheeler grade 75 model 5 1887 18s 15j GF pocket watch nice running
$38.02 (10 Bids)
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Elgin Antique Pocket Watch 1913 15 jewels 16s Serial 17583901 grade 312
$29.99 (1 Bid)
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Vintage Elgin 546 10k Gold Filled Pocket Watch open faceModel 5 USA 1948
$34.99 (4 Bids)
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Vintage Elgin National Pocket Watch
$10.50 (2 Bids)
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18SZ ELGIN 17J POLISHED NICKEL DISPLAY BACK POCKET WATCH SERVICED KEEPING TIME
$87.66 (18 Bids)
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VERY COOL ELGIN GOLD FILLED RAILROAD POCKET WATCH AS IS PROJECT
$187.50 (13 Bids)
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1895 ELGIN Pocket Watch 18S 17Jewel Side Lever 6194378RUNS
$29.99 (1 Bid)
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VINTAGE POCKET WATCH MVMNT LOT 1897 18s ELGIN 15 JEWELS HUNTERS
$10.50 (2 Bids)
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GW Ladd Heavy case 16s Elgin Antique Pocket Watch 125g running 1894 15J
$213.50 (16 Bids)
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VINTAGE POCKET WATCH MVMNT LOT 1927 16s ELGIN 17 JEWELS NICE DIAL
$5.99 (1 Bid)
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VINTAGE POCKET WATCH MVMNT LOT 1898 18s ELGIN ATLAS 7J NICE
$12.50 (2 Bids)
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SUPER NICE ELGIN RUNNING 18s 7j Movement with Nearly Perfect Dial
$15.00 (2 Bids)
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Antique Elgin Pocket Watch Movement Enamed Dial 41mm No hands for parts
$11.00 (2 Bids)
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GORGEOUS ELGIN RUNNING 18s 7j Movement with Nearly Perfect Dial
$15.00 (2 Bids)
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15 JEWEL ELGIN RUNNING 18s Grade 169 Movement with Nice Dial
$10.50 (3 Bids)
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FASCINATING 1885 VINTAGE SCARCE PENDANT SET ELGIN CONVERTIBLE IN GLASS BACK CASE
$177.50 (38 Bids)
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Antique 1890 18s Elgin GM Wheeler Model 5 grade 75 Class 9 Pocket watch
$19.99 (1 Bid)
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Antique Elgin Pocket Watch 12 Size 15 Jewels gold filled hunter case RUNS
$48.50 (17 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.