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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Running Antique Large Elgin 120 Year Old Mens Hunter Pocket Watch
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Vintage ladies Elgin Pocket watch as is
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Lot 40 Amer Pocket Watch Mainsprings Vint Parts Hamilton Elgin Rock How 18 16 +
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VINTAGE Elgin Pocket Watch Case Art Deco Styling AS IS NON RUNNING NR
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VINTAGE WORKING ELGIN NATIONAL WATCH CO TORNADO POCKET WATCH
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VINTAGE OPEN FACE ELGIN NATIONAL WATCH CO REFEREE POCKET WATCH
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VINTAGE ELGIN NATIONAL WATCH CO DEFIANCE 15 JEWEL MOVEMENT POCKET WATCH
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VINTAGE WORKING ELGIN NATIONAL WATCH CO FAHYS MONTAUK NO1 POCKET WATCH PAT 1884
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VINTAGE WORKING ELGIN NATIONAL WATCH CO POCKET WATCH ORNATE FACE NICKLE BODY
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VINTAGE WORKING ELGIN NATIONAL WATCH CO 15 JEWEL FAHYS BRISTOL POCKET WATCH
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VINTAGE WORKING ELGIN DE LUXE POCKET WATCH WITH ESTEY ORGAN CORP ETCHING
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ANTIQUE 1899 ELGIN 14k SOLID GOLD HUNTER CASE FANCY DIAL POCKET WATCH NO RESERVE
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Antique Elgin Pocket Watch in Presentation Case
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Antique c 1880 ELGIN 7j 18s Pocket Watch Working Swing Deer Case
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Vintage Elgin pocket watch 1921 Circa
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ANTIQUE 1904 ELGIN 14k FILLED COLORED GOLD DIAMOND HUNTER CASE POCKET WATCH NR
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ELGIN 18 SIZE SIDE WINDER POCKET WATCH WHEELER OF GF 11J RUNS
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ANTIQUE VICTORIAN ELGIN 14K SOLID GOLD 0S SCENERY HUNTING CASE POCKET WATCHRUNS
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BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE ELGIN GOLD FILLED POCKET WATCH WITH CHAIN
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Serviced 1887 Elgin 18s 11J G74 55MM Gold Fill Watch CaseChain
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3 DAY AUCTION ORIGINAL RUNNING 126 YEAR OLD 18 SIZE ELGIN P WATCH 1888
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Vintage ELGIN 17 Jewel 20 Year PHILADELPHIA Case with Chain Locket
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1901 ELGIN 18S 7 JEWELS POCKET WATCH MOVEMENT
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1908 ELGIN 18S 17 JEWELS POCKET WATCH MOVEMENT
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1900 Elgin Pocket Watch 12 Size 7 Jewels Grade 232 Gold Filled Case Runs
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16 Size Elgin 10kt Gold Filled Railroad Pocket Watch Case 36 Grams
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1912 Elgin Pocket Watch 12 Size 15 Jewels Grade 363 Gold Filled Case Runs
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1893 ELGIN 18S LS 15J HUNTERS SET POCKET WATCH MOVEMENT
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dl Antique 1917 Ladies ELGIN Pendant POCKET WATCH Fancy Tri Color Gf Case WORKS
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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.