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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Antique A Huguenin Nardin pocket watch movement for parts or repair
$81.00 (30 Bids)
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Antique Elgin pocket watch movement 17j sz 16 flawless Montgomery dial 1904
$44.43 (2 Bids)
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Antique c 1880 ELGIN 7j 18s Pocket Watch Working Swing Deer Case
$61.00 (18 Bids)
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12s Elgin Watch Co Gold White Masonic Freemasonry Mason Pocket Watch Dial
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12s Elgin Watch Co Black White Masonic Freemasonry Mason Pocket Watch Dial
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ELGIN B W RAYMOND POCKET WATCH
$58.27 (6 Bids)
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HAMPDEN LEVER SET GF HUNTER POCKET WATCH SIZE 6
$39.00 (1 Bid)
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L350 2 Vintage Pocket Watches Elgin I11 New Haven Estate Find
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18 SIZE ELGIN MODEL 2 11 JEWELS HUNTER CASE NEEDS CRYSTAL
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Lot Of Antique Pocket Watch Movement Parts WALTHAM ELGIN ILLINOIS HAMPDEN
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Lot Of Antique Pocket Watch Partial Movements WALTHAM ELGIN NEW ERA WESTCLOX
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Lot of Old Pocket Wrist Watch Parts Waltham Rockford Elgin Seth Thomas 4
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Huge Lot of Old Pocket and Wrist Watch Parts Waltham Hamilton Elgin ++ Lot 3
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Antique Pocket Watch Movements Set of 6 1 Elgin 3 Walthams 2 NY Standard
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Antique Pocket Watch Movements Set of 5 ElginNY StandardWaltham Hampden ect
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Antique Pocket Watch Movements Set of 5 ElginNassaWaltham International ect
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Antique Pocket Watch Movements Set of 5 ElginNY StandardWalthamWG Wright
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Antique Pocket Watch Movements Set of 5 1 Elgin 3 NY Standard 1 Worcester
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Antique Pocket Watch Movements Set of 5 1 Hampden 2 Elgin 1 Waltham 1 Droy
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1892 Elgin Natl Watch Co pocket watch
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1922 Elgin 14k Gold Pocket Watch Wt Jewelers Appraisal COA Keystone Watchcase
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BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE 0S ELGIN GOLD FILLED HUNTER POCKET WATCH
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Vintage Elgin Pocket Watch Key Wind Key Set 57mm Serial Number 1835849
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Vintage Elgin Pocket Watch 50mm
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VTG WAKMANN Incabloc Chronograph 17 Jewel CHARLES GIGANDET Stainless Watch SWISS
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Antique Elgin 15j Pocket Watch Gold Plated Case 1908
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1910 Elgin 14k Solid Gold Pocket Watch Multi Color Case MC Dial Diamond
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RR 45 ELGIN 16 SIZE 50 MM TIMER RUNNING MINT PORCELAIN DIAL POCKET WATCH
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vintage SALESMAN SAMPLE pocket watch display ELGIN HAMPDEN BUREN junk drawer fi
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Nice 1943 BLACK 24 HOUR DIAL Elgin BW Raymond 22 Jewel HACK SET OF Pocketwatch
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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.