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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W 46 ELGIN 12 SIZE 17 J ASYMMETRIC ELGIN CASE ART NOVEAU METAL DIAL POCKET WA
$77.00 (11 Bids)
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Lot ELGIN GM WHEELER BW RAYMOND POCKET EATCH PARTS LOWER SERIAL NUMBERS
$10.50 (2 Bids)
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W 49 ELGIN 18 SIZE 15 J HH TAYLOR S N 1783697 CIRCA 1884 HUNTING CASE P W
$132.50 (19 Bids)
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W 50 ELGIN 12 SIZE 17 J GRADE 542 S N J82850 CIRCA 1921 METAL DIAL POCKET WATC
$42.65 (11 Bids)
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Old Elgin Mens Vintage Antique Pocket Watch No Reserve
$19.00 (14 Bids)
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VINTAGE POCKET WATCH MVMNT LOT 1905 18S ELGIN 17J HUNTERS LEVER SET
$16.09 (6 Bids)
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$9.20 (1 Bid)
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Antique Elgin Gold Filled Non Running Womens Pocket Watch
$16.15 (7 Bids)
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1920S ELGIN 14K POCKET WATCHMUST SEEWORKING
$45.96 (10 Bids)
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ELGIN NATIONAL WATCH COMPANY POCKET WATCH
$20.72 (3 Bids)
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ANTIQUE 1879 ELGIN WATCH
$34.99 (4 Bids)
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Vtg ANTIQUE Pocket Watch ELGIN AS IS Parts Repair OLD
$16.54 (13 Bids)
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ANTIQUE ELGIN 10KY GOLD FILLED POCKET WATCH RUNNING CONDITION SERIAL 6301861
$107.50 (27 Bids)
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1928 ELGIN BWRAYMOND POCKET WATCH 21 JEWELS5 ADJUSTMENTSRR GRADE16 SIZE
$125.00 (1 Bid)
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Elgin Ladies Gold Filled Pocket Watch Hunting Case Grade 320 0s 7 Jewels c 1909
$32.50 (2 Bids)
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OLD ESTATE 1923 19J 12S LORD ELGIN OPEN FACE POCKET WATCH WITH 14K GOLD CASE NR
$409.00 (4 Bids)
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Elgin B W Raymond 1903 18 s 19 j Diamond End Stone 20 yr GF Case
$99.75 (7 Bids)
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ELGIN POCKET WATCH FULL HUNTER CASE KEEPS EXCELLENT TIME FANCY DIAL
$36.00 (3 Bids)
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Elgin Gold Filled Running Pocket Watch
$25.01 (15 Bids)
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Antique Elgin Pocket Watch FREE SHIPPING
$17.50 (8 Bids)
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1912 ELGIN POCKET WATCH 15 JEWELS SN 16322486 WORKING FREE SHIPPING
$3.25 (2 Bids)
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18 size ELGIN 7 JEWELS old Fahys coin silver case
$51.00 (5 Bids)
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Antique John Forrest London Pocket Watch Movement 462 mm
$4.99 (1 Bid)
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1890 Elgin 6s 7 Jewel Grade 95 Tri Color Gold Filled Hunter Case P
$75.00 (1 Bid)
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16 size ELGIN gilt finish 7 jewel side winder
$35.00 (1 Bid)
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Antique Elgin Pocket Watch Movement 364 mm
$5.50 (2 Bids)
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Vintage Elgin Pocket Watch
$21.52 (7 Bids)
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Vintage Antique 1901 Elgin Natl Watch Co POCKET WATCH S N 9277337 Grade 220
$51.00 (11 Bids)
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Vintage Elgin 14K J Boss Gold Filled Hunting Case Pocket Watch
$39.00 (2 Bids)
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VINTAGE ELGIN WRIST POCKET MENS WATCH GOLD FILLED CASE RESTORATION PARTS REPAIR
$5.55 (7 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.