Elgin Watch Company was an American watch company that was founded in 1864 in Elgin, Illinois. The company was known for producing high-quality, reliable watches that were affordable for the average consumer. At Watch Repair USA we are ready to complete your Elgin watch repair.
In the early days, Elgin produced a variety of watches, including pocket watches, pendant watches, and wristwatches. The company was able to keep its prices low by using a system of interchangeable parts, which made it easier to mass-produce watches. Elgin watches were popular with railroad workers, who needed accurate timekeeping for their jobs.
In the early 1900s, Elgin became one of the largest watch manufacturers in the world, producing over one million watches per year. The company was also known for its innovative designs, such as the Elgin B.W. Raymond railroad watch, which was a high-precision timepiece that was approved by the American Railroad Association.
During World War II, Elgin shifted its production to military watches for the U.S. Army and Navy. After the war, the company continued to produce watches, but faced increasing competition from foreign companies and the rise of quartz technology.
In the 1960s, Elgin merged with the Bulova Watch Company, and the Elgin brand was eventually phased out. Today, vintage Elgin watches are highly sought after by collectors for their historical significance and craftsmanship.
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