The case was Gold-Filled, guaranteed for 21-Years Past 1887, and 20-Years After February 1897. An ad for the Fahys case with the Locomotive design first appeared in catalogs in 1883 and Elgin produced 1000 of the pocket watches in 1891.HISTORY OF ELGIN: In the spring of 1864 half a dozen ambitious Chicago businessmen decided that if Massachusetts could build a factory that built watches – Illinois could, too.Early Elgin pocket watches required a small key to wind it's mainspring and set the watches time. Ogden, the Overland model, Pennsylvania Railroad co., B. View Movements » Elgin 14 size pocket watch models: The Lord Elgin, the early key wind in 7 jewel, the early key wind in 11 jewel, the key wind in 13 jewel, the early key wind in 15 jewel - all known as the model one, and the model two stem stet in 7 and 15 jewels. Between March 28 1878 and January 6 1879, four grades of 16 size three-quarter plate stem winding movement were made both nickel and gilt, in fine and medium grades.
The full color pictures are incredible, very crisp.Other watch books only had black and white pictures which left me rather disappointed.The Elgin National Watch Company The Elgin National Watch Company was founded in 1864 in Elgin, Illinois as the National Watch Company, and some of the organizers were later to become some of the biggest names in the American watch industry.Also known as the Elgin Watch Company, the company was the largest American watch manufacturer in terms of total production volume.plus informative text, tells the story of the Elgin Trench Watches that accompanied US Army troops into the trenches of Europe during WWI.
Known as a company that would allow buyers to pick and choose among features for their personal watches.These original building are long gone yet of their 55 million jeweled timepieces produced, many still exist. The Elgin Doctors watch in 15 jewel, the Elgin Watch co. The three finger bridge model in 15, 17 and 21 jewel, the famous Elgin Father Time model in 17 jewel and 21 jewel.You may be the fortunate custodian of such a watch. The Lord Elgin pocket watch in 21 and 23 jewel, the highly respected B. Raymond model in 17 jewel, 19 jewel, 21 jewel, and 23 jewel, The 21 and 23 jewel Elgin Veritas, the G. These were introduced between August, 1869 and August 1870. Between that date and May 6 1875, stem winding attachments were applied to the Raymond, Culver, Taylor, Wheeler, Laflin, and Ogden grades. They were placed at a low price and the odd size of these movement rendered them unpopular in the trade and their manufacture was discontinued in 1887.From what I understand Stan is currently writing another book about Waltham Trench Watches, I will certainly purchase his next book as well. This first book focuses on Elgin watches, and I can hardly wait for the next book on Waltham.I specialize in antique Elgin pocket watch repair and and Elgin pocket watch restoration.No one had really ever bothered to document so called "trench" watches, no one had really taken their time to research the truth from the myths, this book is a great resource for anyone interested in WWI wristwatches Well done. You don't just have to be a fan of Elgin Trench Watches to buy this book, there is a ton of great cross-over information that relates to other brands like Waltham and Illinois too.