Nov 29 2019

Waltham 18S P. S. Bartlett fancy dial 17 jewels adjusted (1900) oresilver case

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Waltham 18S P. S. Bartlett fancy dial 17 jewels adjusted (1900) oresilver case

Waltham 18S P. S. Bartlett fancy dial 17 jewels adjusted (1900) oresilver case

Waltham 18S P. S. Bartlett fancy dial 17 jewels adjusted (1900) oresilver case

Waltham 18S P. S. Bartlett fancy dial 17 jewels adjusted (1900) oresilver case

Waltham 18S P. S. Bartlett fancy dial 17 jewels adjusted (1900) oresilver case

Waltham 18S P. S. Bartlett fancy dial 17 jewels adjusted (1900) oresilver case

Waltham 18S P. S. Bartlett fancy dial 17 jewels adjusted (1900) oresilver case

Waltham 18S P. S. Bartlett fancy dial 17 jewels adjusted (1900) oresilver case

Waltham 18S P. S. Bartlett fancy dial 17 jewels adjusted (1900) oresilver case

Please look at my other items. Pictures don’t do these watches justice. Bartlett 18 size 17 jewels adjusted fancy dial (1900) model 1883 oresilver case. Very nice runs great. Please look at all pictures as they are most of the description!! All Watches have been serviced, cleaned and oiled, and run great and are guaranteed for 30 days. Because of there age they may not keep exact time. Most of the Watches will be within a few seconds a day, but a few may be up to a few minutes a day. The item “Waltham 18S P. S. Bartlett fancy dial 17 jewels adjusted (1900) oresilver case” is in sale since Saturday, November 23, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique”. The seller is “fiste-marti” and is located in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.
  • Escapement Type: Lever
  • Closure: Open Face
  • Brand: Waltham
  • Year of Manufacture: 1900-1909
  • Serial Number: 9519265
  • Modified Item: No
  • Model: model 1883 grade No. 87 P.S. Bartlett
  • Number of Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Material: oresilver
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Movement: Mechanical (Hand-winding)
  • Pocket Watch Size: 18
  • Features: 12-Hour Dial
Nov 02 2019

Illinois 18 size 15 jewel adjusted fancy dial railroad grade 51 oresilver case

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Illinois 18 size 15 jewel adjusted fancy dial railroad grade 51 oresilver case

Illinois 18 size 15 jewel adjusted fancy dial railroad grade 51 oresilver case

Illinois 18 size 15 jewel adjusted fancy dial railroad grade 51 oresilver case

Illinois 18 size 15 jewel adjusted fancy dial railroad grade 51 oresilver case

Illinois 18 size 15 jewel adjusted fancy dial railroad grade 51 oresilver case

Illinois 18 size 15 jewel adjusted fancy dial railroad grade 51 oresilver case

Illinois 18 size 15 jewel adjusted fancy dial railroad grade 51 oresilver case

Illinois 18 size 15 jewel adjusted fancy dial railroad grade 51 oresilver case

Please look at my other items. Pictures don’t do these watches justice. (M1532) Illinois 18 size 15 jewels adjusted (1897) fancy dial railroad grade 51 oresilver case runs great. Please look at all pictures as they are most of the description!! All Watches have been serviced, cleaned and oiled, and run great and are guaranteed for 30 days. Because of there age they may not keep exact time. Most of the Watches will be within a few seconds a day, but a few may be up to a few minutes a day. The item “Illinois 18 size 15 jewel adjusted fancy dial railroad grade 51 oresilver case” is in sale since Tuesday, October 29, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique”. The seller is “fiste-marti” and is located in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.
  • Brand: Illinois
  • Closure: Open Face
  • Year of Manufacture: 1890-1899
  • Model: model 5 grade 51
  • Material: oresilver
  • Style: Railroad Grade
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Movement: Mechanical (Hand-winding)
  • Features: 12-Hour Dial
  • Escapement Type: Lever
  • Serial Number: 1351299
  • Number of Jewels: 15 Jewels
  • Pocket Watch Size: 18
Jul 12 2019

Illinois Getty Pocket Watch Grade 173 Mod 5 16s 15j Fahys Oresilver Case Ticking

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Illinois Getty Pocket Watch Grade 173 Mod 5 16s 15j Fahys Oresilver Case Ticking

Illinois Getty Pocket Watch Grade 173 Mod 5 16s 15j Fahys Oresilver Case Ticking

Illinois Getty Pocket Watch Grade 173 Mod 5 16s 15j Fahys Oresilver Case Ticking

Illinois Getty Pocket Watch Grade 173 Mod 5 16s 15j Fahys Oresilver Case Ticking

Illinois Getty Pocket Watch Grade 173 Mod 5 16s 15j Fahys Oresilver Case Ticking

Illinois Getty Pocket Watch Grade 173 Mod 5 16s 15j Fahys Oresilver Case Ticking

Illinois Getty Pocket Watch Grade 173 Mod 5 16s 15j Fahys Oresilver Case Ticking

Illinois Getty Pocket Watch Grade 173 Mod 5 16s 15j Fahys Oresilver Case Ticking

Illinois Getty Pocket Watch Grade 173 Mod 5 16s 15j Fahys Oresilver Case Ticking

Illinois Getty Pocket Watch Grade 173 Mod 5 16s 15j Fahys Oresilver Case Ticking

Illinois Getty Pocket Watch Grade 173 Mod 5 16s 15j Fahys Oresilver Case Ticking

Illinois Getty Pocket Watch Grade 173 Mod 5 16s 15j Fahys Oresilver Case Ticking

Winds and ticks strong. Not tested for time keeping. 16s Antique Illinois pocket watch. The item has some wear. Please inspect all of the pictures for defects. The item “Illinois Getty Pocket Watch Grade 173 Mod 5 16s 15j Fahys Oresilver Case Ticking” is in sale since Tuesday, June 18, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique”. The seller is “b2bn” and is located in Lake Worth, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Brand: Illinois
  • Year of Manufacture: 1910-1919
  • Modified Item: No
  • Number of Jewels: 15 Jewels
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Pocket Watch Size: 16
  • MPN: Does Not Apply
Aug 18 2018

1883 Antique Waltham Pocket Watch with Oresilver Case 11-Jewels 1-H5618

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1883 Antique Waltham Pocket Watch with Oresilver Case 11-Jewels 1-H5618

1883 Antique Waltham Pocket Watch with Oresilver Case 11-Jewels 1-H5618. 1883 Antique Waltham Pocket Watch with Oresilver Case. Runs; has not been monitored for long term accuracy. In fair condition with some light aging on dial – no wear to crystal. Case has some scratches to case. (See pics for detail). White dial with black markers and hands; seconds sub-dial. Manual wind 11-jewel movement. Fahy’s Oresilver case measures. (excluding stem, crown & bow). 42.6mm / Size 16. Serial # on case: 6513175. Pendant time set; stem fitting at 12:00. Qcggoods Combines Lots To Save You. If you are purchasing more than one item please request a combined invoice after you are completely done shopping. Our office is open Monday through Friday. For your protection all jewelry is carefully packaged. Your satisfaction is our number one priority. After you receive the item. The owner has been in the industry for over 45 years and has been able to build many strong relationships with our vendors all across the United States. He travels throughout the country hand selecting only the best of the best when it comes to our wide range of modern, vintage and antique jewelry, watches and collectibles. This means that you will always come to find new, exciting, one of a kind pieces every single day. Our mission is to build connections that last and to become your single vendor solution. We are happy to answer all inquiries though we our unable to respond during the weekend as our office is open Monday through Friday. Visit our Facebook page. For immediate assistance please call. Create listings that get noticed! With Auctiva’s 1,800+ Templates. Attention Sellers – Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. Add a map to your own listings. The item “1883 Antique Waltham Pocket Watch with Oresilver Case 11-Jewels 1-H5618″ is in sale since Tuesday, September 6, 2016. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique”. The seller is “qcggoods” and is located in Brook Park, Ohio. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Brand: Waltham
  • Case Material: Oresilver
  • Closure: Open Face
  • Movement: Mechanical: Hand-winding
  • Serial Number: 4713181
Jun 10 2017

1872 Elgin San Francisco MD Ogden 15j Key Wind Pocket Watch 18s Oresilver Case

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1872 Elgin San Francisco MD Ogden 15j Key Wind Pocket Watch 18s Oresilver Case

1872 Elgin San Francisco MD Ogden 15j Key Wind Pocket Watch 18s Oresilver Case

1872 Elgin San Francisco MD Ogden 15j Key Wind Pocket Watch 18s Oresilver Case

1872 Elgin San Francisco MD Ogden 15j Key Wind Pocket Watch 18s Oresilver Case

1872 Elgin San Francisco MD Ogden 15j Key Wind Pocket Watch 18s Oresilver Case

1872 Elgin San Francisco MD Ogden 15j Key Wind Pocket Watch 18s Oresilver Case

1872 Elgin San Francisco MD Ogden 15j Key Wind Pocket Watch 18s Oresilver Case

1872 Elgin San Francisco MD Ogden 15j Key Wind Pocket Watch 18s Oresilver Case

1872 Elgin San Francisco MD Ogden 15j Key Wind Pocket Watch 18s Oresilver Case

1872 Elgin San Francisco MD Ogden 15j Key Wind Pocket Watch 18s Oresilver Case

1872 Elgin San Francisco MD Ogden 15j Key Wind Pocket Watch 18s Oresilver Case

1872 Elgin San Francisco MD Ogden 15j Key Wind Pocket Watch 18s Oresilver Case

UP FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION. A VERY RARE SAN FRANCISCO SIGNED WATCH. ANTIQUE ELGIN POCKET WATCH – LOW SERIAL NUMBER YEAR 1872 KEY WIND KEY SET MOVEMENT IN A BEAUTIFUL HEAVY FAHYS ORESILVER HALF HUNTER CASE – RUNNING WELL AND KEEPING GOOD TIME. YOU WILL NOT FIND A BETTER TRUE NATIONAL WATCH CO. Elgin POST CIVIL WAR WATCH THAN THIS ONE!!! A TRUE WILD WEST HISTORICAL PIECE!! WATCH WIND KEY INCLUDED! THESE LOW # MODLES ARE GETTING HARDER AND HARDER TO FIND!!! THE CASE MEASURES : 57 MM (NOT INCLUDED THE CROWN) 83 MM (INCLUDED THE CROWN). THE CASE MARKED : FAHYSWATCH CASE CO. THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL CASE – SHINY – FEW DENTS IN GOOD USED CONDITION – FACE COVERS CLOSE AS THEY SHOULD AND IS IN GREAT SHAPE. THE MOVEMENT READS : MANF. THIS 15 JEWELS ORIGINAL ELGIN MOVEMENT HAS BEEN CLEANED , OILED AND ADJUSTED RUNNING WELL. A FANTASTIC RUNNING 140 YEAR PLUS POCKET WATCH!! THE RARE Original National Watch Co. DIAL HAS FEW HAIRLINES IN IT (SEE PICS) BEAUTIFUL IN GOOD CONDITION – GENUINE GLASS CRYSTAL IS CLEAN IN EXCELLENT USED CONDITION. THREE HANDS ARE EXTREMELY NICE. THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL WATCH GREAT FOR YOUR COLLECTION. A Quick History of the Elgin National Watch Company. Elgin was founded in 1864, right as the civil war was coming to an end. The first watch Elgin made, an 18 sized B W Raymond railroad grade watch, was finished in 1867 and over the next 100 years, they went on to produce about 60 million watches. Elgin produced their first wristwatch around 1910, leading most other American watch companies by many years. Elgin was originally called the “National Watch Company”. The name never really stuck and in 1874, they changed their name to the “Elgin National Watch Company” because most of the watch trade and public were calling them “watches from Elgin”. They kept that name until the late 1960s when they stopped producing watches and changed their name to the “Elgin National Industries”. Elgin was founded on the idea of mass producing high quality pocket watches using machine made, interchangeable parts. Up until around 1850, watches were made mostly by hand, which meant that if a part broke, you had to find someone with the tools and skill to make a new part. Elgin never made the very highest quality watches in the world, nor did they make the very cheapest, but together with Waltham (aka The American Watch Company), they dominated the vast middle ground of the watch market. Today, collecting Elgin watches is quite popular. Because Elgin produced so many watches and produced so many spare parts, they can still be easily bought and fixed, so even a 100 year old Elgin can be used, with care, on a daily basis. While mechanical watches can’t compete with quartz watches for accuracy, there is something about having a watch that ticks that a quartz watch just can’t replace. The incorporators were Philo Carpenter, Howard Z. In September of 1864 a visit was made by some company representatives to the Waltham Watch Co. And seven of their key people where lured away to work for the newly formed company and they were nicknamed the Seven Stars. Since turn about is fair play, Elgin lost several of the Seven Stars to the Illinois Watch Co. A few years later in 1869. The Seven Stars were all machinists first and watchmakers second. One of these men was Charles S. Moseley and he became the factory’s first superintendent. He had been in the watch business since 1852. The Elgin businessmen had been informed that if they wanted the company to be located in Elgin they would have to donate 35 acres of land. The requested location for the company was on a farm with absentee owners. The first movement was delivered from the factory April 1, 1867 and was named in honor of Benjamin W. It was an 18 size, key wind, and full plate, with quick train and straight-line escapement arranged to set on the face and was adjusted to temperature. At that time watches took six months to complete and the B. On July 16, 1867, a new watch was made and it was named the H. The slow train was then adopted on all the new movements brought out and they appeared on the market as follows; J. Ryerson, October 14, 1867; H. Taylor, November 20, 1867; G. Wheeler, November 26, 1867 and Matthew Laflin, January 2, 1868. Laflin and Ryerson both sat on the Elgin’s board of directors and Laflin’s family did so for more than 70 years. On May 20, 1869 the first “Lady Elgin” made its appearance and was the first of a series of 10 size movements and it was also key wind. This was followed on August 24, 1870 by the Francis Rubie, which was adjusted to temperature, on September 8, 1871 by the Gail Borden (of Elsie fame) and on December 20, 1871 by the Dexter Street. The customer would pick out the case of his choice, add the dial and then the jeweler would put them together. The first stem wind movement was placed on the market June 28, 1873. On May 12, 1874 during a special stockholder’s meeting held in Chicago, the name of the company was changed to The Elgin National Watch Company. This was thought to be advisable because the movements manufactured by the company were universally known as and called “Elgin Watches” or the “Watch from Elgin”. In 1888 the factory was producing about 7,500 movements per week, about one fifth of which were key wind and one tenth of the movements were nickel. The factory had 2,300 employees at this time and they were split 50/50 between men and women but not so their pay. During World War I the United States Army had the Elgin factory train more than 350 men to make the precision repairs required in the battlefields. It was during the Second World War that all civilian work was stopped and Elgin made military watches, chronometers for the U. Navy, fuses for artillery shells, altimeters and instruments for aircraft and sapphire bearings used in the aiming of cannon. The Elgin Company was awarded ten Army-Navy “E” awards, for full filling contracts ahead of schedule. The Elgin Company diversified after World War II making decorator clocks, transistor radios, wedding rings, but the heart’s beat was the Elgin watch. That heart beat had been getting slower every year and Elgin ceased to depend on the watch factory as its main enterprise. The clock tower of the National Street plant was torn down October 7, 1966. The world’s largest watch manufacturing complex was located in several buildings from its inception in 1864 until the last Elgin movement made in the United States was completed in Elgin, South Carolina, in 1968. The item “1872 Elgin San Francisco MD Ogden 15j Key Wind Pocket Watch 18s Oresilver Case” is in sale since Friday, June 09, 2017. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique”. The seller is “harley-timespast” and is located in Grain Valley, Missouri. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.
  • Brand: Elgin
  • Material: Oresilver
  • Closure: Half Hunter
  • Features: 12-hour Dial
  • Movement: Mechanical
  • MPN: Edit MPN
  • Serial Number: 200421
  • Model: 1
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Country Made: USA
  • Age: Antique (pre 1920)
  • Case Material: Oresilver
Apr 10 2017

1872 Elgin San Francisco MD Ogden 15j Key Wind Pocket Watch 18s Oresilver Case

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1872 Elgin San Francisco MD Ogden 15j Key Wind Pocket Watch 18s Oresilver Case

1872 Elgin San Francisco MD Ogden 15j Key Wind Pocket Watch 18s Oresilver Case

1872 Elgin San Francisco MD Ogden 15j Key Wind Pocket Watch 18s Oresilver Case

1872 Elgin San Francisco MD Ogden 15j Key Wind Pocket Watch 18s Oresilver Case

1872 Elgin San Francisco MD Ogden 15j Key Wind Pocket Watch 18s Oresilver Case

1872 Elgin San Francisco MD Ogden 15j Key Wind Pocket Watch 18s Oresilver Case

1872 Elgin San Francisco MD Ogden 15j Key Wind Pocket Watch 18s Oresilver Case

1872 Elgin San Francisco MD Ogden 15j Key Wind Pocket Watch 18s Oresilver Case

1872 Elgin San Francisco MD Ogden 15j Key Wind Pocket Watch 18s Oresilver Case

1872 Elgin San Francisco MD Ogden 15j Key Wind Pocket Watch 18s Oresilver Case

1872 Elgin San Francisco MD Ogden 15j Key Wind Pocket Watch 18s Oresilver Case

1872 Elgin San Francisco MD Ogden 15j Key Wind Pocket Watch 18s Oresilver Case

UP FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION. A VERY RARE SAN FRANCISCO SIGNED WATCH. ANTIQUE ELGIN POCKET WATCH – LOW SERIAL NUMBER YEAR 1872 KEY WIND KEY SET MOVEMENT IN A BEAUTIFUL HEAVY FAHYS ORESILVER HALF HUNTER CASE – RUNNING WELL AND KEEPING GOOD TIME. YOU WILL NOT FIND A BETTER TRUE NATIONAL WATCH CO. Elgin POST CIVIL WAR WATCH THAN THIS ONE!!! A TRUE WILD WEST HISTORICAL PIECE!! WATCH WIND KEY INCLUDED! THESE LOW # MODLES ARE GETTING HARDER AND HARDER TO FIND!!! THE CASE MEASURES : 57 MM (NOT INCLUDED THE CROWN) 83 MM (INCLUDED THE CROWN). THE CASE MARKED : FAHYSWATCH CASE CO. THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL CASE – SHINY – FEW DENTS IN GOOD USED CONDITION – FACE COVERS CLOSE AS THEY SHOULD AND IS IN GREAT SHAPE. THE MOVEMENT READS : MANF. THIS 15 JEWELS ORIGINAL ELGIN MOVEMENT HAS BEEN CLEANED , OILED AND ADJUSTED RUNNING WELL. A FANTASTIC RUNNING 140 YEAR PLUS POCKET WATCH!! THE RARE Original National Watch Co. DIAL HAS FEW HAIRLINES IN IT (SEE PICS) BEAUTIFUL IN GOOD CONDITION – GENUINE GLASS CRYSTAL IS CLEAN IN EXCELLENT USED CONDITION. THREE HANDS ARE EXTREMELY NICE. THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL WATCH GREAT FOR YOUR COLLECTION. A Quick History of the Elgin National Watch Company. Elgin was founded in 1864, right as the civil war was coming to an end. The first watch Elgin made, an 18 sized B W Raymond railroad grade watch, was finished in 1867 and over the next 100 years, they went on to produce about 60 million watches. Elgin produced their first wristwatch around 1910, leading most other American watch companies by many years. Elgin was originally called the “National Watch Company”. The name never really stuck and in 1874, they changed their name to the “Elgin National Watch Company” because most of the watch trade and public were calling them “watches from Elgin”. They kept that name until the late 1960s when they stopped producing watches and changed their name to the “Elgin National Industries”. Elgin was founded on the idea of mass producing high quality pocket watches using machine made, interchangeable parts. Up until around 1850, watches were made mostly by hand, which meant that if a part broke, you had to find someone with the tools and skill to make a new part. Elgin never made the very highest quality watches in the world, nor did they make the very cheapest, but together with Waltham (aka The American Watch Company), they dominated the vast middle ground of the watch market. Today, collecting Elgin watches is quite popular. Because Elgin produced so many watches and produced so many spare parts, they can still be easily bought and fixed, so even a 100 year old Elgin can be used, with care, on a daily basis. While mechanical watches can’t compete with quartz watches for accuracy, there is something about having a watch that ticks that a quartz watch just can’t replace. The incorporators were Philo Carpenter, Howard Z. In September of 1864 a visit was made by some company representatives to the Waltham Watch Co. And seven of their key people where lured away to work for the newly formed company and they were nicknamed the Seven Stars. Since turn about is fair play, Elgin lost several of the Seven Stars to the Illinois Watch Co. A few years later in 1869. The Seven Stars were all machinists first and watchmakers second. One of these men was Charles S. Moseley and he became the factory’s first superintendent. He had been in the watch business since 1852. The Elgin businessmen had been informed that if they wanted the company to be located in Elgin they would have to donate 35 acres of land. The requested location for the company was on a farm with absentee owners. The first movement was delivered from the factory April 1, 1867 and was named in honor of Benjamin W. It was an 18 size, key wind, and full plate, with quick train and straight-line escapement arranged to set on the face and was adjusted to temperature. At that time watches took six months to complete and the B. On July 16, 1867, a new watch was made and it was named the H. The slow train was then adopted on all the new movements brought out and they appeared on the market as follows; J. Ryerson, October 14, 1867; H. Taylor, November 20, 1867; G. Wheeler, November 26, 1867 and Matthew Laflin, January 2, 1868. Laflin and Ryerson both sat on the Elgin’s board of directors and Laflin’s family did so for more than 70 years. On May 20, 1869 the first “Lady Elgin” made its appearance and was the first of a series of 10 size movements and it was also key wind. This was followed on August 24, 1870 by the Francis Rubie, which was adjusted to temperature, on September 8, 1871 by the Gail Borden (of Elsie fame) and on December 20, 1871 by the Dexter Street. The customer would pick out the case of his choice, add the dial and then the jeweler would put them together. The first stem wind movement was placed on the market June 28, 1873. On May 12, 1874 during a special stockholder’s meeting held in Chicago, the name of the company was changed to The Elgin National Watch Company. This was thought to be advisable because the movements manufactured by the company were universally known as and called “Elgin Watches” or the “Watch from Elgin”. In 1888 the factory was producing about 7,500 movements per week, about one fifth of which were key wind and one tenth of the movements were nickel. The factory had 2,300 employees at this time and they were split 50/50 between men and women but not so their pay. During World War I the United States Army had the Elgin factory train more than 350 men to make the precision repairs required in the battlefields. It was during the Second World War that all civilian work was stopped and Elgin made military watches, chronometers for the U. Navy, fuses for artillery shells, altimeters and instruments for aircraft and sapphire bearings used in the aiming of cannon. The Elgin Company was awarded ten Army-Navy “E” awards, for full filling contracts ahead of schedule. The Elgin Company diversified after World War II making decorator clocks, transistor radios, wedding rings, but the heart’s beat was the Elgin watch. That heart beat had been getting slower every year and Elgin ceased to depend on the watch factory as its main enterprise. The clock tower of the National Street plant was torn down October 7, 1966. The world’s largest watch manufacturing complex was located in several buildings from its inception in 1864 until the last Elgin movement made in the United States was completed in Elgin, South Carolina, in 1968. The item “1872 Elgin San Francisco MD Ogden 15j Key Wind Pocket Watch 18s Oresilver Case” is in sale since Monday, April 10, 2017. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique”. The seller is “harley-timespast” and is located in Grain Valley, Missouri. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.
  • Brand: Elgin
  • Material: Oresilver
  • Closure: Half Hunter
  • Features: 12-hour Dial
  • Movement: Mechanical
  • MPN: Edit MPN
  • Serial Number: 200421
  • Model: 1
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Country Made: USA
  • Age: Antique (pre 1920)
  • Case Material: Oresilver