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 fancy gold filled hunters CASE 19J BW RAYMOND Running Pocketwatch 56mm BOX
$305.00 (35 Bids)
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Antique Elgin Double Hunter Watch S6 Jewels 7 GP
$72.00 (7 Bids)
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elgin fancy pocketwatch dial part 6 size
$24.95 (1 Bid)
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Elgin Mens Pocket Watch w Knife Monogrammed RED 1679
$40.99 (2 Bids)
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Antique Elgin Silveroid Old Pocket Watch
$19.95 (1 Bid)
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Elgin BW Raymond 19 jewel Rail Road 16s pocket watch Runs and keeps good time
$151.06 (17 Bids)
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Antique 6 Size 15 Jewel 1886 Pocket Watch
$113.50 (21 Bids)
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Elgin 7 Jewel Crescent 55mm Warranted 25 Year Case
$23.50 (5 Bids)
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Vintage 1923 Elgin Pearl Pocket Watch Model 345 size 12 17 Jewel Works fine
$35.15 (17 Bids)
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Antique 1914 Elgin Pocket Watch Size 0 Jewels 7 AI IS
$20.00 (1 Bid)
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BRIGHT CLEAN COMPLETE EARLY ELGIN 16S HUNTING DRESS MVMT 17J SAFETY PINION TOPS
$5.51 (3 Bids)
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16 size Elgin pocket watch
$30.00 (1 Bid)
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1931 Silver Elgin Size 16 Salesman Glass Back Pocket Watch
$82.50 (1 Bid)
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XXXF CONDITION ELGIN 12 SIZE BLUE MATCHING SPADE HANDS FOR ALL 12S DRESS ELGINS
$2.50 (2 Bids)
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18s Elgin 82 2 Pocket Watch Movement 15 Jewel 5060552 1894 HC
$28.55 (5 Bids)
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old Elgin 17 jewels Gold filled hunter Pocket watch nice etching 1902
$152.50 (3 Bids)
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Gorgeous Elgin Pocketwatch 18 Size 17J Yr 1917 Swing Out Case Nice LOOK
$81.00 (13 Bids)
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17 Jewel Elgin Pocket Watch Not Running
$20.19 (6 Bids)
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1906 Elgin 16S 17J Hunter Pocket Watch 3 Bridge Runs Well Decorative GF Case
$69.56 (14 Bids)
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18s Elgin 287 2 Pocket Watch Movement 7 Jewel 11742156 1905 HC
$8.38 (3 Bids)
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16s Elgin 339 6 Pocket Watch Movement 17 Jewel 12373176 1906 HC
$13.62 (5 Bids)
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16s Elgin 386 6 Pocket Watch Movement 17 Jewel 20527453 1918 HC
$12.50 (9 Bids)
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16s Elgin 248 7 Pocket Watch Movement 15 Jewel 8933903 1900 OF
$5.50 (2 Bids)
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16s Elgin 247 6 Pocket Watch Movement 15 Jewel 9724537 1903 HC
$5.00 (1 Bid)
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Gorgeous Elgin Pocketwatch 16 Size BW RAYMOND Model 21J Yr 1924 10K GOLDF CASE
$200.00 (25 Bids)
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16s Elgin 241 6 Pocket Watch Movement 17 Jewel 12175309 1906 HC
$12.61 (4 Bids)
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4 POCKET WATCH MOVEMENTS HAMILTON 917 GRUEN THIN ELGIN NICE GROUP 266
$54.05 (5 Bids)
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Vintage GF Grade 301 Elgin 1920 Pocket Watch 7 Jewel 12 Size Runs
$89.00 (20 Bids)
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12s Elgin 315 3 Pocket Watch Movement 15 Jewel 19182040 1917 OF
$9.50 (9 Bids)
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1898 ELGIN POCKETWATCH 17 JEWEL SIZE 16 GRADE 159 MODEL 7 GF CASE RUNS GREAT
$192.15 (1 Bid)
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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.